Yesterday, Irish Ambassador to Kenya, Dr Vincent O’Neill, officially opened the new group offices in Nairobi for Self Help Africa, a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses.
Group CEO of Self Help Africa, Ray Jordan, said it was “brilliant” to be joined by the Irish Ambassador to officially open their new group offices in Nairobi, adding that “TruTrade Africa, Traidlinks and Partner Africa are all working to support farmers across Africa work their way out of poverty.”
TruTrade, Traidlinks and Partner Africa are all subsidiaries of Self Help Africa and the group is supported by funding from Irish Aid, UKaid, the Big and the UK’s Big Lottery Fund.
Social enterprise TruTrade provides smallholder farmers with reliable routes to market and fair prices, and manages an extensive network of collection points across rural Kenya where farmers can bring their produce, receive mobile payment and build a trading record.
Partner Africa is one of the leading providers of international ethical audits to international businesses in Africa and last year Traidlinks joined the Self Help Africa group. This NGO has supported over 120 export-orientated businesses across the region in the 15 years since it was founded.