Being a mother is a tough job, especially when you live in one of the poorest regions in Africa.

This autumn will you support mothers across east Africa so they can give their children the best start in life? In sub-Saharan Africa, one in three children are stunted as a result of poor nutrition.

That’s why we've launched our biggest ever appeal.

Together we will give mothers the skills and tools to grow their own food to feed their families.

And we've got great news: when you give to the Mother & Child appeal your donation will be tripled!

Until 31 December your donations will be matched by the UK government. And from now (13 December) to the end of the year, your donation will be matched again.

We have just received a generous offer from a couple who are new supporters. They recently read about our Mother & Child appeal in their Riverford newsletter, and inspired by the project they asked to match all donations up to the next £10,000 raised.

So every £1 you donate becomes £3.

Donate now

Mercy Akinyi battles every day to feed her two young children

Mercy and her babyLike every mother, Mercy Akinyi wants the best for her children. Living in one of the poorest parts of Kenya, every day is a battle to feed her two young children.

It’s a hard job, made even more difficult by the fact she cares for her disabled mother, as well as her children, alone.

Your gift can empower mothers like Mercy.

By donating to the Mother & Child appeal you will give mothers and families the confidence and knowledge to grow the food they need.

In time, they’ll grow a surplus which they can sell, providing a vital income to support their family.

Your gift will be doubled by the UK Government.

Donate now and your donation will be doubled by the UK government who are matching all donations to the Mother & Child appeal from 1 October - 31 December 2017.

Together we can help mothers nourish their family so their children can flourish.

Donate now