Welcome to our blog, where you can really get behind the scenes at Send a Cow.
From visits to our projects, to life in our busy fundraising department, and from schoolchildren meeting African farmers, to a volunteer’s perspective; whatever’s going on, we’ll keep you in on it!
Our Win a Cow gets delivered!
Painted up in their school colours, we surprised Whissendine Primary School school by dropping their Win a Cow off!
The teachers and staff were absolutley over the moon with the cow when we unveiled it. Local ambassadors and press turned up for the arrival of the bovine beauty and as we were leaving they were concreteing it in pride of place on their entrance lawn.
“We're thrilled to be the owners of this amazing painted cow & it has pride of place on our…
An innocent viewpoint
JoJo Oldham from innocent drinks recently visited Send a Cow projects in Uganda funded by the innocent foundation.
As a copywriter for a natural drinks company, I really didn’t know what to expect when I set off to see Send a Cow Uganda’s work. I hadn’t been to Africa before or ever worked with a charity, so I went with an open mind; but I was definitely prepared for a humbling, thought-provoking, emotional experience. What I wasn’t prepared for, however,…
Ethiopia: from neighbour to neighbour
I am always amazed at how far Send a Cow’s work is felt. Beyond just the families we work with, I often meet people who have copied - from neighbour to neighbour, community to community - all over Ethiopia.
Recently I met an elderly lady called Mezegbe, who is the neighbour of a Send a Cow farmer (Banga) I was visiting one day. During my visit, Mezegbe stayed the entire time, avidly watching and I was keen to know why she had taken such an interest.
I asked her if she…
New chapter in Ethiopia
Recently, I was delighted to attend a very special opening ceremony in Kotoba, central Ethiopia. It was for a local school library, which will be used by about 800 children. The library was established with funds raised by one of the very active farmers' groups we support.
It's great to see that education is so valued by the farmers we work with - many of whom cannot read and write themselves, as adult literacy in Ethiopia stands at just 55 per cent. And I and the rest of the Send a…
Learning from each other
This is my third year visiting the UK for Send a Cow’s Grow it Global project. Once again, I’ve been staying on farms and telling visiting schoolchildren about life in Uganda, discussing global issues, and demonstrating organic growing techniques.
For me, it’s also a chance to swap ideas and experiences with the farmers I stay with.
This year, I was particularly interested to discuss climate issues with one farmer, Jeremy. I told him how we’d…