Gorta-Self Help Africa

The Race is a not for profit event: all proceeds from the event goes to our charity partner Gorta-Self Help Africa.
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Upon registering you will be sent a Gorta-Self Help Africa Sponsorship Pack in the post. The pack will include useful information to help you raise the sponsorship fee necessary for registration. Each competitor will be assigned a fundraising liaison contact to offer advice and provide materials to help with events and sponsorship.

The Race is delighted to be partnering with such a vibrant and worthwhile organisation in Gorta-Self Help Africa. Gorta-Self Help Africa works with rural communities to help them improve their farms and their livelihoods.

Its mission is to empower rural Africa to achieve economic independence - and on a continent where up to 75% of people rely on small-scale agriculture for their survival, Gorta-Self Help believes that it is only by tackling the challenges faced by rural farming communities that real and sustained economic progress can be made across sub-Saharan Africa.

Gorta-Self Help Africa works with rural communities to help them improve their farms and their livelihoods.

For 50 years Gorta-Self Help has sought to strengthen agricultural systems, improve access to services and inputs, and provide rural African communities with the opportunities to market and sell their produce.

Gorta-Self Help works with local staff and partners in nine countries, supporting communities to grow more food, diversify their farm production, develop new off-farm enterprise, and sell their surpluses.

For further information on Gorta-Self Help please visit www.selfhelpafrica.org