'The Gorta Group' has changed it's name to 'Self Help Africa,' the principal trading company within a group of organisations dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the world's poorest people.
The organisation currently works in 17 countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa. It is headquartered in Ireland, with support offices also in the UK and United States.
Our work is focused on results - delivering for those in greatest need across a range of high-quality interventions, from sustainable economic development to improved nutrition and food systems innovation.
Through our subsidiaries we provide a broad range of services, including access to savings and loans, developing market access for smallholder farmers, and providing consultancy and audit services that improve the conditions of workers in Africa.
Self Help Africa is an overseas development organisation that specialises in agriculture and enterprise development. In 2021, United Purpose, a leading UK-based NGO with a similar mission and vision joined the organisation. United Purpose, which was formerly Concern Universal, has programmes in seven African countries, as well as in Bangladesh and Brazil. Collectively, we will trade as Self Help Africa, with sister organisations Self Help Bangladesh and Self Help Brazil.
Self Help Africa's ability to achieve scale globally is founded on its commitment to both high-quality research and dynamic partnerships. This enables us to innovate programme types across countries, regions and continents, delivering real and measurable results for the world's poor.
Supporting communities to produce more food, access more profitable markets and earn a sustainable living.
Improving the working conditions and livelihoods of vulnerable workers and producers in Africa, addressing all forms of exploitation.
Providing smallholder farmers with a reliable route to market and fair prices for their produce.
United Purpose is a movement of people and organisations that strive to end poverty and inequality across the globe.
Our annual reports provide an in-depth look at our activities, as well as detailed reports and financial statements.