Send a Cow

Our work

Our work provides poor families with the skills they need to build new lives free from poverty and hunger. By providing training, livestock, seeds and support, we restore hope and create stronger communities for the future.

For every one person we help, 10 more go on to benefit.

Central to our work is our ‘Pass it On’ principle. Families working with Send a Cow pass on young livestock, seeds or training to others. And so on. And so on. This not only builds stronger communities, it allows us to help even more people to develop skills, confidence and self respect.

People are happier and healthier, children are educated, wealth is created and communities are more harmonious.

We work with women, orphans, child-headed households and people living with HIV/Aids. They have often lived in extreme poverty – despite their hard work. Yet now, with our support, they are starting to feed their families, send their children to school, earn a steady income, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

“Now my family eats three times a day, and we are able to save in case of any future shocks. I am planning to support my kids until they complete school and also to train more farmers.”

Alemu Buka Birra, Ethiopia.

Our work has three core strands: strengthening peoplefarming and animals and caring for the environment.

We work in: Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia and Lesotho.

How can I get involved?

How can I get involved?

Find out how you can make a difference

Family Friend

Family Friend

Family Friend gives you a unique opportunity to share a family’s journey out of poverty. Find out more about changing a family's future

Sewing machine

Sewing machine

A great gift for 2014! Help a family in Africa to earn an income from making school uniforms

Where we work

Where we work

Find out more about the countries we work in