At Sand2Snow Adventures, we want to utilise our expeditions to make a real difference. That's why we partner with organisations like Self Help Africa.

Self Help Africa has been working with rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa for thirty years. Established in the immediate aftermath of the Ethiopian famine, they have been striving ever since to tackle the root causes of hunger and famine across the continent.

75% of Africans live in rural communities, and most rely on small-scale farming for their survival. This is the area Self Help Africa focus on, because they know this is where they can make the biggest impact.

Self Help Africa works with local staff and partners in nine countries, supporting communities to grow more food, diversify their farm production, develop new off-farm enterprise, and sell their surpluses. We support rural micro-finance programmes, assist producers to organise into farmers associations and co-operatives, enable farm families to access markets and add value to their produce. With climate change posing further challenges, we promote low cost sustainable solutions to the management of land and water resources.

Farming is a business, and by helping small holders to move from subsistence to surplus, long term sustainable farm businesses are created.





Since 2008 David Burns and Maghnus Collins have embarked upon man-powered adventures across the globe. The pair have cycled, run and kayaked for over 30,000 km in some of the most remote locations on earth.

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