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...

Testimonial from Global Giving

Testimonial from Global Giving

Thanks to Peter Duffy from Global Giving’s UK Evaluation Team for this endorsement of our work. “Shivia is a fantastic...

Stuff the turkey….and spare a thought for chickens

Are you stuck for inspiration this Christmas? Are you looking for an original gift idea for friends or family? Or...

Bill Gates is excited about chickens!

We are delighted that Bill Gates is talking about how chickens can help lift people out of poverty. He has...

Show of Hope

Show of Hope is a community photo project designed to help restore our faith in the world, inspire hope for...

Running for Shivia

16,000 people took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2017. Ten of them were running to raise money for...

Oh what a night!

Oh what a night!

Last week was a phenomenal one for Shivia.  The celebrations started on Wednesday evening when we were announced as International...

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

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