Our low-input, high-achieving approach means that our programmes cost as little as £30 per person per year.
We focus on training; ensuring families have the skills they need to grow food and earn an income. Where necessary, we also provide locally bought seeds, tools and livestock to support them on their journey out of poverty.
By the time our projects end, families are feeding their families and selling surplus crops. They are earning enough money to pay for their basic needs: education, better housing and healthcare. They are no longer just surviving but thriving; saving money and investing in their farms and developing small businesses that can sustain them for years to come.
Our impact reports
Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Download our Food Report to see how Send a Cow helps smallholder farmers in Africa grow, eat and trade healthily.
Building Resilience explores how our work enables vulnerable families to bounce back from challenges they face, particularly the effects of climate change. It is based on extensive independent research, and is intended to share learning and stimulate debate.
The Foundation Series is a collection of research papers introduced to share 20 years of Send a Cow’s learning in Africa, and set out the foundations for a best practice approach to agricultural development that has small-scale farmers at its heart.
We invest every penny you donate to ensure the greatest impact in Africa. In 2016/17, we increased our income by 6% to £6.9 million. We are thrilled that we were able to reduce our cost of fundraising by 3% and spend more money in our projects.