Ways to give

Donating to Shivia couldn’t be easier. Here’s how you can help families in West Bengal work their way out of poverty…


You can donate using PayPal even if you don’t have a PayPal account. Just click on the button below:


Online giving is quick and easy…and safe.  You can find Shivia on these online giving websites.  Just click the button to reach our fundraising page:



If you are a UK tax payer please don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box when donating online. If you are donating by cheque, we can send you a Gift Aid form and reclaim an extra 25% on the gross amount of your donation. Thank you.


To make a donation of £10 just text CHIC35 £10 to 70070.


A regular monthly donation to Shivia is a great way to help us plan our fundraising for the year.

Please email victoria@shivia.com for more details about this cost-efficient way of donating.


If you are a US resident you can make tax efficient donations via The Centre for Community Economic Development (CCED). Please visit the CCED website here: http://www.centerforced.org/ or contact victoria@shivia.com for more details.


Corporate giving

We would love you to pick Shivia as your charity of choice to support your company’s charitable giving and CSR objectives.

Become a Shivia Ambassador

You may want to organise a fund-raising event, run a marathon or climb a mountain on our behalf.

Or just spread the word about Shivia at home, at work or on social media – anything you do will make a difference to a family living in poverty in India.

Pro bono support

If you can offer your time, goods or services we would love to hear from you.

Please get in touch with Olly Donnelly if you would like more information about how to help Shivia in any of these ways:


Meet some of our farmers



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 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 is 50 and is married with seven daughters. She and her husband Hajrat used to work as daily agricultural labourers, earning approximately Rs 100…



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 TFN 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