Empower 20 million Africans to sustainably provide for themselves by 2032.

Where we work

We love this place and we love our people. Africa is home and we know what needs to be done to see it thrive.

Thanks to your support, in 2022 we impacted the lives of 3,124,333 people across Africa.

We know the challenges our communities must overcome and how best to do that – being based in the communities we serve means we are agile and have local knowledge that informs our strategies and boosts our resilience.

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***ForAfrika moved into CAR at the end of 2022 and Ethiopia in 2023. Official numbers for the projects will be released in our 2023 annual report

Map of Africa

01. Angola

Angola is one of Africa’s most resource-rich countries, yet two thirds of the population live on less than $2 a day and do not see the benefits. Additionally, the country has high infant mortality rates, poor access to clean water and sanitation , high illiteracy rates and is now facing its worst drought in 40 years.

High levels of malnutrition and the worst drought in 40 years have us working with communities and grass-roots partners to provide emergency life-saving support such as water, food and specialised therapeutic foods.

We improve access to safe, clean water by using the best method for the context, whether it be tanks, piping from a nearby source, drilling or rehabilitating boreholes and pumps. By providing hygiene training and better access to sanitation facilities, our communities are better equipped against disease, malnutrition and even death.

Community-led water committees help to maintain equipment and ensure water conservation.

We provide life-saving therapeutic foods to malnutrition clinics as well as food to vulnerable families. We resource communities and schools with seeds, tools and training in agriculture and nutrition while promoting climate-smart techniques and technologies that reduce the burden of labour and minimise losses after harvesting.

We support the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and their families at malnutrition treatment clinics by providing life-saving therapeutic foods, vitamins and deworming, screening services, transport to clinics, nutritional training and take-home food parcels. We support the healthcare system by renovating waiting areas in clinics, providing stimulation for young children and psychosocial support for mothers.

We partner with schools to improve attendance, retention and performance by providing nutritious daily meals, access to water as well as hygiene and sanitation facilities. Together we grow school vegetable gardens used to add diversity to school meals and to serve as a place for educating both the scholars and their community members on nutrition as well as farming techniques. We also include education on computer literacy and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using Lego’s Six Bricks initiative.

Thanks to your support, last year we impacted the lives of 330,954 people in Angola​

People reached
330,954
Meals served
1,318,735
Clean water
28,500
Treated for malnutrition
18,172

02. Central African Republic (CAR)

One of the most vulnerable countries in the world, Central African Republic (CAR) is facing numerous challenges after decades of political instability, including coups, dictatorship and rebel insurgency.

Despite its vast natural resources and agricultural potential more than half of the population is not eating enough. This is an ongoing crisis due to lack of resources

High levels of conflict have led to an ongoing food security emergency. Farmers are struggling to produce food with disease wiping out crops and livestock. We are assisting farming associations to take care of their livestock by providing veterinary services and to protect their crops using approved pest control methods.

03. Ethiopia

War, tribal conflict, internal displacement and natural disasters like severe flooding and drought have increased the need for humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia. It is among seven countries in the world worst affected by the El Niño weather pattern and its knock-on effects.

About 3.5-million people are displaced in the country and food insecurity persists, with about 20-million people trapped in a cycle of hunger and malnutrition perpetuated by poor infrastructure and lack of resources. In addition, limited health and other services have contributed to an upsurge of diseases such as cholera, dengue, measles and malaria. We are assisting the most vulnerable with the resources they need to break this cycle.

04. Mozambique

Although the country is endowed with ample arable land, water, energy, as well as mineral resources, Mozambique is still grappling with a military insurgency in parts of the gas-rich province of Cabo-Delgado. An estimated three million people are projected to face high levels of food insecurity across the country due to the combined effects of the conflict, climate shocks and economic instability.

High levels of political instability and conflict – especially in the Cabo Delgado province – as well as regular extreme weather events have us working with our communities and grass-roots partners to provide emergency life-saving support such as water, food, shelter and other essentials.

We improve access to safe, clean water by using the best method for the context, whether it be tanks, piping from a nearby source, drilling or rehabilitating boreholes and pumps. By providing hygiene training and better access to sanitation facilities, our communities are better equipped against disease, malnutrition and even death.

Community-led water committees help to maintain equipment and ensure water conservation.

We distribute food to vulnerable families and support communities, schools and farmers to access the resources and training they need to boost their own food production and sell their surplus. We provide seeds, tools and livestock as well as training on demonstration plots whereas our own farms and greenhouses supply schools and communities. We promote climate-smart techniques and other technologies that reduce the burden of labour and minimise losses after harvesting.

We improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and their families by providing nutritious meals and supplementary vegetables. We educate communities about nutrition, diversification of diet, hygiene and the safe handling and preservation of food.

We support the healthcare system by renovating and building clinics and providing medical equipment.

We partner with schools to improve attendance, retention and performance by providing nutritious daily meals, (often with added vegetables from our farms, greenhouses) access to water as well as hygiene and sanitation facilities. Together we grow school vegetable gardens used to add diversity to school meals and to serve as a place for educating both the scholars and their community members on nutrition as well as farming techniques. We also make over or build classrooms, kitchens, toilets and playgrounds to improve the school environment.

We strengthen livelihoods and increase household income by providing training and support that assist people gain valuable employment skills. This includes ongoing vocational training, business literacy and entrepreneurship mentoring. We empower people to add value to their produce and connect with markets. Additionally, we organise smallholder producers into groups like Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs), supporting them to become viable small businesses. We actively seek opportunities for private-public sector partnerships.

Thanks to your support, last year we impacted the lives of 482,289 people in​ Mozambique

People rached
482,289
Meals served
13,027,287
Clean water
55,000
School gardens created
48

05. Rwanda

Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, with widespread loss of life, failure to maintain the infrastructure, looting, and neglect of important cash crops. This caused a large drop in GDP and destroyed the country's ability to attract private and external investment.

Recent extreme weather events have us responding to natural disasters such as floods, landslides and drought. Working with our communities and grass-roots partners, we provide emergency life-saving support such as water, food, shelter and other essentials when the need arises.

We improve good hygiene practices in early childhood development centres through ongoing training. We are assessing how best to implement water, hygiene and sanitation programmes in the country.

We support farming groups and early childhood development centres to access the resources and training they need to boost their own food production and sell their surplus. We provide seeds, tools and training on demonstration plots while promoting climate-smart techniques and technologies that reduce the burden of labour and minimise losses after harvesting.

We improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and their families by educating communities about nutrition, diet diversification, hygiene and the safe handling and preservation of food. We also grow vegetable gardens at early childhood development centres to ensure essential nutrients are added to children’s diets.

We increase access to quality and protective early childhood development environments for vulnerable children. We improve pre-school infrastructure, grow school vegetable gardens, provide teaching and learning materials as well as hygiene and sanitation facilities and training.

We strengthen livelihoods and increase household income by providing training and support that assist people gain valuable employment skills. This includes ongoing vocational training, business literacy and entrepreneurship mentoring. We empower people to add value to their produce and connect with markets. Additionally, we organise smallholder producers into groups like Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs), supporting them to become viable small businesses. We actively seek opportunities for private-public sector partnerships.

Thanks to your support, last year we impacted the lives of 18,688 people in​ Rwanda

People reached
18,688
Tools and seeds provided
2,943
Household gardens established
822
School gardens created
78

06. South Africa

South Africa has made considerable strides to improve the wellbeing of its citizens since its transition to democracy in the mid-1990s, however over half its population lives in poverty, around 30% are unemployed and it has one of the highest, persistent inequality rates in the world.

Extreme weather and poor socio-economic conditions leave pockets of communities vulnerable and exposed. Working with our communities and grass-roots partners we provide water, food, shelter and other essentials when disaster strikes.

We drill boreholes, provide water tanks and hippo rollers. We also create hand-washing stations, ablution facilities and provide detergents along with training on hygiene, sanitation and water conservation for sustainable impact on the overall well-being of our communities.

We provide food to vulnerable families and partner with communities, through Early Childhood Development centres (daycare’s) and smallholder farmers to access the resources and training needed to boost their own food production through activities like creating vegetable gardens. We provide enviro-friendly gardening training, seeds, tools and monitoring.

We support the physical and mental development of children in daycare’s through regular nutritional assessments. In collaboration with local health facilities, we ensure that children in need receive prompt and targeted medical assistance.

Through training programmes, we educate communities about the importance of nutrition, balanced diets, and breastfeeding for infants.

Using Early Childhood Development centres (daycare’s) as access points to communities allows us to address barriers to education and help fight hunger, malnutrition and poverty. We provide daily meals, teacher training, learning materials as well as improvements to infrastructure through makeovers. Additionally, we create school vegetable gardens for improved nutrition and access to adequate water, sanitation and hygiene solutions.

Partnering with community members such as those running Early Childhood Development centres (daycare’s), we provide mentorship, training and linkages to stimulate economic activity. We also provide small-business starter packs along with training.

Thanks to your support, last year we impacted the lives of 225,043 people in​ South Africa

People reached
225,043
Meals served
9,053,685
Clean water
20,000
School gardens created
42

07. South Sudan

Despite gaining independence in 2011, the country remains a humanitarian crisis reinforced by ongoing inter-communal conflict, displacement, and external shocks. In 2022, it was estimated that two-thirds of South Sudan’s population are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Extremely high levels of political instability, tribal conflict and natural disasters have us working with our communities and grass-root partners to provide emergency life-saving support such as water, food, shelter, and other essentials.

We provide access to safe, clean water, using the best method for the context, for example drilling or rehabilitating wells. By providing handwashing stations, detergents, hygiene training and access to toilets, our communities are better equipped against disease, malnutrition and even death.

We educate communities on water purification and climate-smart practices like solar irrigation to conserve water.

We distribute food to vulnerable families and support communities and farmers to access the resources they need to boost their own food production and sell their surplus. To address short-term food gaps, we offer food and cash to community members who join us in building productive community assets such as flood dykes, storage structures and access roads. We promote climate-smart techniques and technologies that reduce the burden of labour and minimise losses after harvesting.

We improve the health of vulnerable children and their families by increasing access to essential healthcare services and improving the capacity of local medical institutions and their staff. Our work includes screening, ensuring the availability of medicines and supplies as well as quality care for mothers and newborns. We also use a community-based approach to help reduce malnutrition in children and pregnant/lactating women. Those with severe cases receive treatment at our nutrition centres, while those with moderate cases are enrolled in our therapeutic feeding programmes.

We increase access to quality and protective education for vulnerable children by improving school infrastructure, providing teaching and learning materials, and strengthening school governance. By providing daily school meals and creating school gardens we are increasing food security as well as school attendance, retention and performance.

We strengthen livelihoods and increase household income by providing training and support that assist people gain valuable employment skills. This includes ongoing vocational training, business literacy and entrepreneurship mentoring. We empower people to add value to their produce and connect with markets. Additionally, we organise smallholder producers into groups like Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs), supporting them to become viable small businesses. We actively seek opportunities for private-public sector partnerships.

Thanks to your support, last year we impacted the lives of 1,812,886 people in​ South Sudan

People reached
1,812,886
Meals served
21,831,849
Clean water
39,900
Household gardens supported
16,357

08. Uganda

What is often referred to as a Refugee Crisis, the influx of refugees to Uganda has been mostly due to conflicts in surrounding countries. It’s central location and Ugandan generosity acts as a gateway to those often escaping the horrors of the life they have left behind in search of a new and dignified beginning.

We provide refugees with food, essential hygiene products and kitchen gardens at refugee reception centres. As climate disasters increase, we are expanding into affected areas to deliver life-saving support such as food, water and other essentials

We improve access to safe, clean water by using the best method for the context, whether it be drilling or rehabilitating boreholes and pumps. By providing hygiene training and better access to sanitation facilities, our communities are better equipped against disease, malnutrition and even death.

We use foot-pedal irrigation mechanisms on our communal farming blocks and teach climate-smart agricultural methods designed to conserve water.

We support both refugee and host community farmers to access agricultural resources they need to boost their own food production and sell their surplus. We promote climate-smart techniques and technologies that reduce the burden of labour and minimise losses after harvesting.

We support the improvement of the health of children and their families through nutrition. This centres mainly around the cultivation and harvesting of nutritious fruit and vegetables which increase diversity in diet (since most humanitarian foods provided are just corn or soya based); improving food security; and improving mental health (gardening has proven to relieve trauma associated with refugees).

We increase access to quality and protective education for vulnerable children by providing nutritious school meals using vegetables grown in our gardens and by providing water, sanitation and hygiene training. We also teach children about agriculture and nutrition.

We strengthen livelihoods and increase household income by providing training and support that assist people to gain valuable employment skills. This includes ongoing vocational training, business literacy and entrepreneurship mentoring. We empower people to add value to their produce and connect with markets. Additionally, we organise smallholder producers into Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) – communal savings and credits groups that allow people to access financial services and start businesses. We actively seek opportunities for private-public sector partnerships.

Thanks to your support, last year we impacted the lives of 254,473 people in​ Uganda

People reached
254,473
Trained in agricultural skills
17,603
Refugees assisted
33,355
School gardens created
28
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