A word from….CMP Financial


I have been supporting Shivia since 2014 and throughout this time I have been immensely proud to be involved with this team of dedicated individuals who focus on empowering the poorest families in India by providing them with the essential ingredients and tools they need to not just survive, but to improve their lives immeasurably.  When I first heard about Shivia and the work they do I was immediately attracted to them and genuinely believe their concept of providing these tools and skills to the families that need them most can make a sustainable and life changing difference. I feel this is such an effective idea and concept as it is a gift for an improved life.  Last year we held a joint charity evening at the House of Commons that was a huge success thanks to the hard work of both the Shivia and St. James’s Place teams and of course all of the generous supporters who managed to raise an incredible £40,000 on the night. Not only was it a great success but it was a celebration of the progress Shivia has made and as a result we are planning a similar event for this October that promises to be an even greater hit!



Meet some of our farmers


I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry farming. Now I am a full-time provider for my family and they are very proud of my achievement.…


I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens. This opportunity has really changed our lives. I'm managing to buy medicines for my sick child. Thank you!…


"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot to the village money-lender.  So much has changed for us now we are earning money from raising chickens."…


"Since joining this training programme I have noticed a great many changes…my costs are down, my yield is up and I am making a profit from farming at long last."…

  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman of Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • 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

some of our supporters