Send a Cow | Ake with his son and cow


We have been working in Ethiopia since March 2006 and have had a huge impact on thousands of the poorest families.

We have a proven integrated approach which incorporates gender and social development, farming systems and enterprise development with rural farmers. We have experienced staff based in projects as well as in the Head Office in Addis Ababa.

The majority of the country’s population lives in highland areas and survives on smallholder farming. This is what makes Send a Cow’s work so vital. Changing weather patterns leave families extremely vulnerable and in a cycle of poverty they are unable to escape. Low productivity leads to chronic food insecurity.

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“When I saw the first harvest, particularly the cabbages, I was very proud and happy and my first thought to myself was where would I find a market for it as I had so much.”
Almaz DeFar project, Ethiopia
Send a Cow | Almaz in Ethiopia

Our Impact

76% of people are confident they can provide enough food and income from their farm, an incredible increase from just 1%.
Average annual income has risen from £76 to £327
Food insecurity has dropped from 70% to just 9%