To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we have launched a new fundraising campaign…

The 10/10 Multiplier

Based on the theme of 10, we are asking supporters to think of fun and innovative fundraising ideas to turn a small amount of money into a much larger amount – just like our women farmers do in India when they turn a £15 poultry toolkit into £45 by selling eggs. We’ve thought of a few ideas to get you thinking about how you might want to get involved…

The 10/10 curry supper:

Invite 10 friends for a curry supper and ask them for a £10 donation to Shivia in exchange for your delicious food, time and effort!

Run a 10K:

Every weekend there are running events happening all over the country.  Why not challenge yourself to one? Just 10 sponsors giving you £1 per kilometre will take your total to £100 in an instant.  We realise it will take a little longer to actually run 10K though!

Go even further and run a half marathon:

Get inspired by watching our video from the 2017 Royal Parks Half Marathon:


Find 10 new Shivia friends:

We love being introduced to new supporters. If you tell 10 people in your network about Shivia our network will grow and grow…just like the chicks in one of our Poultry Toolkits.

Shop online with GoRaise or Amazon Smile:

You can support Shivia from the comfort of your own computer, phone or tablet when you shop online with GoRaise and Amazon Smile. Spend £10 or £100 – either way a % of what you spend will automatically be donated to Shivia. Click below to start shopping…


Amazon Smile

Regular monthly giving:

This is one of the most effective ways to support Shivia as regular giving helps us to plan more easily. You can do this directly with us or via your workplace giving plan. A donation of just £10 per month for one year could allow us to provide 8 families with their first Shivia Poultry Toolkit containing 10 chicks which will soon be earning them the extra money they so desperately need. And Gift Aid means your donation is worth an extra 25%. Please email for more details.

Online and text donations:

You can donate to Shivia with JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving, PayPal and Global Giving. Just head to our Ways to Give page here

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