London Marathon 2019…run for Shivia!

We have been offered a place in the charity ballot for next year’s London Marathon. Are you ready, willing and...

Curry and wine tasting supper kicks off 10/10 campaign

Huge thanks to Shivia supporter David Ray for kicking off our 10/10 multiplier campaign with a wonderful curry supper and...

Charity Awards – the results

Charity Awards – the results

Last night we were enormously proud to attend The Charity Awards having been nominated in the category for International Aid...

The Charity Awards 2018

We are very  excited and proud to be nominated for an award by Civil Society Media and CAF, in partnership...

PhilFest at BlackRock

PhilFest at BlackRock

We were delighted to be part of ‘PhilFest’, the first Philanthropy Festival to be hosted by BlackRock, the largest worldwide...

Our 10th Anniversary Party

My name is Riddhima Ramnani and I am a Liberal Arts student at Richmond University. I was invited to Shivia’s...

Chris is going the extra mile for Shivia…literally

Five years ago our trustee and CFO, Chris Langridge, had a very good reason for setting himself a tough mental...

A salute to our wonderful women farmers…

On International Women’s Day we are saluting the thousands of wonderful women who we have had the privilege to work...

A statement from Olly Donnelly, CEO

The recent news about exploitation and misuse of power in the charity sector has shocked and saddened us all.  I...

A really fantastic story

Here’s a new video from West Bengal featuring one of our chicken farmers called Kalyani. It was filmed in January...

Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

(PDS FARMER)

Kalyani is 30 and married with two children aged 8 and 10 years. She started her poultry enterprise with Shivia in May 2015 and since then…

Kamala

(PDS FARMER)

Kamala is 36 and has three children, one of whom has a brain tumour. Her husband is a daily-wage labourer and prior to her poultry enterprise…

Akina

(PDS FARMER)

Akina is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her husband Hajrat used to work as agricultural labourers, earning about £1 each per…

Nishikanta

(AMS FARMER)

Nishikanta is 45 and he registered for AMS in June 2014. He has a small plot of land, part of which he leases to another…

  • Shivia was a natural project for The Funding Network to support: a strong social change mission, with a local focus providing a hand up, not a hand out to the women and communities it works with.
    Karen Millen
    UK Operations Manager, The Funding Network
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal
  • I cannot thank Shivia enough for giving me this opportunity. I am extremely happy that your team held my hand and provided me with excellent training to understand about raising chickens and earning money from them. I now have the confidence to carry on with my poultry enterprise on my own.
    PDS farmer
    Kolaghat location West Bengal

some of our supporters