Your support unlocks Africa’s abundant resources for her most vulnerable people.

Our work

Driven by a deep love for our people, we won’t stop working until everyone on our continent has the resources they need.

With our dedicated staff and partners, who live and work in our communities, we listen to the priorities of the people and together design programmes that lead to transformation.

01. Responding to emergencies

We respond to natural disasters and conflict by delivering hundreds of thousands of kilograms of food, hygiene kits, shelter and water that bring relief to tens of thousands of people each year.

Provision of temporary water supplies.

Food rations are distributed to the most vulnerable. Use of digital voucher systems for efficient and safe distribution.

Procurement and timely movement and distribution of commodities into the disaster zone -is one of the most challenging activities during a disaster.

Those affected by the disaster may need emergency shelter, hygiene kits, medical supplies, and more.

Emergency response at a glance in 2021

People reached
89,303
Hygiene kits delivered
23,768
Food delivered
196,273 kg
Non-Food Items delivered
381 packs

02. Providing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

We work with our communities to give them access to clean water and sanitation. By drilling and rehabilitating wells, installing latrines and providing WASH training, we kept over 600,000 people safe and free from disease last year.

Communities are brought to life by a single water well! These are fitted with a hand pump or even a solar-powered pump for maximum efficiency.

Dormant wells simply require rehabilitation to get them as good as new.

Where drilling is not possible or viable, water harvesting is a climate-smart alternative especially useful at schools for basic hygiene and gardening projects.

Instilling healthy and hygienic habits helps to protect our communities from disease, malnutrition, and even death.

Mobile solutions like hippo rollers or water trucking (in the case of emergencies) can be used where water is not available close by, and no other solutions are viable.

Water, sanitation and hygiene at a glance in 2021

People reached
606,162
Wet wells drilled
64
Wells rehabilitated
40
Latrines installed
467

03. Generating food security and livelihoods

By reaching nearly a million people, creating over 100 communal farms, training farmers and equipping them with over 300,000 seeds and tools last year alone, we are creating food security and stable livelihoods for our people.

Where food security is threatened, we work with our communities to distribute food rations for a period.

We upskill our communities in farming practices and provide inputs like seeds and tools so that they can grow vegetables together and provide for their families as well as generate income from selling the surplus.

We provide skills training from agricultural to artisanal work so that our people can use them to seek income-generating opportunities.

We offer people either cash or food in exchange for building assets like roads and flood dykes within their community to help it become more resilient.

Teaching people how to increase the value of raw produce – for example, turning maize into nutritious cornmeal – assists them to fetch a better price for their goods.

Ensuring small-scale farmers can take their produce to markets by training and erecting market stalls.

Food security and livelihoods at a glance

People reached
712,498
Communal farms
100
Trained in agriculture
46,564
Tools and seeds received
305,996

04. Fostering health and nutrition

We save countless lives by screening and treating for malnutrition, providing take home rations of food, vitamins and deworming to ensure the next generation of Africans are healthy and strong.

Testing is done for both moderate and severe malnutrition as well as testing for health hazards like malaria and vitamin deficiencies, as these cause setbacks in the fight against malnutrition.

Where moderate malnutrition is detected, we provide additional food, such as fortified porridge (a thick, warm type of food similar to oatmeal) or fresh vegetables, to children and families.

Where severe malnutrition is detected, therapeutic (medicinal) milk formula as well as ready-to-use therapeutic (medicinal) foods are used to treat children.

When patients do not have to stay in a clinic/ or cannot access one, they are attended to as outpatients and provided with therapeutic (medical) food and any medications they require.

When patients have been discharged, but still require treatment, they or their caregivers are given doses of therapeutic /medicinal food and or therapeutic /medicinal milk to administer at home.

Providing people with vitamins, vaccinations, and deworming medications prevents the worsening of malnutrition.

Teaching mothers and caregivers the importance of adequate nutrition and seeking medical assistance when they detect symptoms is essential in the prevention of malnutrition in communities.

We closely monitor children under the age of five years as well as pregnant and lactating mothers in clinics and outpatient facilities as well as upon discharge, along with nutrition and health education to ensure that rehabilitated individuals do not relapse.

Health and nutrition at a glance in 2021

People reached
1,157,754
Treated for malnutrition
31,306
People screened
317,785
Vitamins and deworming
176,141

05. Empowering education

By serving over fifteen million school meals to hundreds of thousands of children, revamping school infrastructure and creating over 200 school gardens just last year, we ensure that our children stay in school and look forward to a bright future.

We provide a highly nutritious meal for children through schools or preschools/Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres. This to increase enrolment and attendance and improve a child’s ability to learn.

In emergencies, or as a safety net for families identified as being particularly vulnerable, food rations are sent to the child’s home.

School nutrition gardens complement our school-feeding activities by increasing the variety and nutritional diversification in diets through the vegetable we grow together as well as providing a practical learning space around planting, harvesting, and nutrition.

Special projects allow for improvements to be made to the infrastructure of schools and preschools/ Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres that create a safe learning environment for vulnerable children.

Education at a glance in 2021

People reached
343,902
Infrastructure revamps
11
School gardens created
246

06. Empowering economic growth

Providing business and vocational training, mentorship, farm-based livelihood activities and access to loans and savings groups are just some of the ways we are empowering the future of Africa's economy to ensure the resilience of our people.

During emergencies we provide training for displaced communities, that can quickly be turned into income-generating activities like phone-charging stations or hair salon stations.

We facilitate business saving groups, help people to access sustainable micro-finance opportunities, and strengthen linkages between individuals or cooperatives and financial service providers.

Activities include market-relevant education, vocational and technical training, farm-based livelihood activities, financial literacy, and provision of seed money.

We offer business management training and mentorship as well as market-relevant vocational training, particularly as it relates to agribusiness and SMEs.

We foster community-led cooperative movements whereby everyone benefits, especially where refugees and host communities are concerned.

Economic empowerment at a glance in 2021

People reached
124,844
Community agriculture
52,323
Cash for assets
68,522
Village loans
1,620
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