Vita has always believed in the power of community. The current pandemic is testing that belief but, even as we are told to keep apart, we’ve never felt more connected. A few words from Vita’s CEO, John Weakliam, on how we are continuing to support vulnerable communities who will be most affected by this crisis.
Fighting hunger and climate change in Africa
Vita is a smart, successful, next-generation Irish development partner that has been supporting farmers and communities in Africa for 30 years
As a region experiencing some of the worst effects of climate change, we work with rural communities to create sustainable livelihoods and thriving economies with access to food, clean water, and services for all.
Our values centre on sustainability and adaptability, with each of our programmes dedicated to not only mitigating climate change but ensuring the partners, communities, and families we work with are equipped with the skills, training, and resources needed to thrive.
Our community-led programmes include climate-smart agriculture through potato seed projects, female-led workshops to build safer and more fuel-efficient cook stoves, improved and sustainable irrigation systems to ensure rural access to clean water, and solar energy initiatives.
Vita is funded by the Irish Government through Irish Aid, the European Union, philanthropic organisations, religious communities, the Irish agri-food sector, public donations and private individuals.
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.
Find out how you can support us here
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).
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