'The Gorta Group' has changed it's name to 'Self Help Africa,' which is 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. Self Help Africa, the principal company, is the trading name of 'Gorta.'
Alongside Self Help Africa, our organisation includes Partner Africa, TruTrade and Cumo Microfinance. In 2021, Self Help Africa merged with United Purpose – organisations that work across the developing world, reducing poverty and suffering through innovation and enterprise.
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.
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.
Providing ethical audits, assurance, training and consulting across 42 countries in Africa.
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.