Fighting hunger and climate change in Africa

OUR STORIES
OUR STORIES
VITA’S WORK BEGAN IN AFRICA OVER 30 YEARS AGO
We support exceptional individuals as they create sustainable livelihoods and brighter futures for their families and communities.


VITA GREEN IMPACT FUND
VITA GREEN IMPACT FUND
VGIF
A unique and innovative social impact fund combining climate action with delivery on the UN SDGs

WHERE WE WORK
WHERE WE WORK
WE STARTED IN THE HORN OF AFRICA 30 YEARS AGO
We base our projects in Africa where climate mitigation and community support is most needed.
SUPPORT VITA
SUPPORT VITA
Vita relies on donations from the public to further its work in Eritrea and Ethiopia
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WE CREATE SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS AND THRIVING ECONOMIES THROUGH ACCESS TO FOOD, CLEAN WATER AND GREEN ENERGY

Our community-led programmes in Africa include climate-smart agriculture through potato seed projects, female-led workshops for safer and more fuel-efficient cook stoves, improved and sustainable irrigation systems to ensure rural access to clean water, and solar energy initiatives.

We prioritise sustainability and adaptability to ensure that families and communities are equipped with the resources and the skills they need to be healthy and thrive. We are successful by combining resolute values, innovative technology and a strong partnership model.

We run the Vita Green Impact Fund, a social impact investment fund, which aims to redress the balance of economic development by achieving climate justice for those most adversely affected by climate change and delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Vita is funded by the Irish Government through Irish Aid, the European Union, philanthropic organisations, religious communities, the Irish agri-food sector, Irish farmers and private donations.

Vita is an innovative and successful development partner. Since 1989, we have transformed the lives of five million people through our vast range of programmes.  

 

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Committed to combating hunger and climate change in Africa

Where your money goes

Vita is committed to creating innovative change that ensures every donation we receive goes where it is most needed.

We believe in complete transparency and total accountability, choosing to invest our money in quality administration and governance infrastructure so that our programmes are serviced to the highest standards.

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Environmental Finance 2018 award for Best Individual Carbon Offset Project

Vita, the next generation Irish development agency fighting hunger and climate change in Africa, is delighted to announce that they are the winners of the prestigious Environmental Finance 2018 award for Best Individual Carbon Offset Project, for the Vita Green Impact Fund.

This is a climate mitigation and climate adaptation programme delivering social impact in compliance with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs).