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.
Annual report and accounts
In 2018/19 we worked with 768, 670 people to help them eradicate poverty and create opportunities from the land. We used our income of £8.3m to deliver 24 life-changing projects across six countries in Africa, spending more than ever before on our work with families in rural communities.
We invest every penny you donate to ensure the greatest impact in Africa. In 2017/18, we increased our income by 10% to just under £7.6 million. We also maintained our cost of raising funds at 15% and are spending more on delivering charitable objectives than ever before.