Welcome to Family Friend
What is Family Friend?
Family Friend is a fantastic opportunity for you to help hundreds of families, and to see online the real difference you are making to their lives. You'll be able to help people move beyond crippling poverty to begin to afford food, shelter and education for their families.
How it works is simple. Your regular support helps us provide long-term training, so that communities can work together and make best use of the resources they have.
How does it work?
Family Friend is beautifully simple, but very effective. Every month you make a gift to help people help themselves out of poverty. They’ll benefit from livestock, seeds, tools and training to learn how to become self-sufficient, so eventually they no longer need our help at all.
In return we’ll let you know exactly what a difference you’re making. You’ll learn about the high points, like when they receive new livestock, and the challenges too, for instance if the rains don’t come or if livestock becomes ill.
On the links below are the stories of three families in Africa who are trying to move beyond poverty and build a successful future. You choose who you want to follow, and thanks to our staff on the ground, we’ll keep you up to date on exactly what’s happening.
Why be a Family Friend?
Family Friend is a sponsorship scheme like no other. We believe in sharing, passing on knowledge ourselves and encouraging families to share skills, tools and training with each other too.
Our ‘Pass It On’ principle means more and more people can become self-sufficient. As one family gains the benefits they pass them on to others around them too. New born calves are passed on to other families, skills are shared with others, and soon the whole community is reaping the rewards. In fact, for every one person we help another 10 go on to benefit.
In return you’ll gain a fascinating insight into life in Africa, witnessing just where your money goes and how it is helping. You’ll learn more about how people are overcoming poverty, and be able to share what you’ve learnt with your children or grandchildren too. What other sponsorship scheme can do all that?
How should I start helping right now?
Click on the links below to read more about some of the families who are part of the Family Friend project. Once you’ve decided which one you’d like to follow, you can sign up to make a Direct Debit, however much you'd like to give a month, quickly and easily here online.
As soon as you’ve signed up, you’ll be able to log in and find out even more about one of the communities you are helping. You’ll also be able to come back again and again to keep up to date with all their very latest news. Help whole communities work their way out of poverty in a truly inspiring and fascinating way – sign up to become a Family Friend today.
Follow a family – help whole communities
You follow one family and your support goes to help all the communities we work with in that country. They’ll learn new ways to grow food, they’ll earn an income and they’ll escape from poverty for good. Sign up to become a Family Friend today.