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What We Do

Vita enables and empowers rural households and communities in Africa to build sustainable livelihoods. 

Our programmes impact on the lives of thousands of families through our innovative food and energy security work. We improve the capacity of our local partners and develop solutions that are replicable beyond the boundaries of our projects. 


The Great Ethiopian Run 

Run or Walk 10km for Climate Justice while visiting Vita projects in November 2015..... click here for more 

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Vita Partners

Working in Partnership enables us to achieve far more than working alone.

Discover advantages of becoming a partner - Vita Partner Benefits

Understand our types of partnership - How to Partner

See our current partners and their projects - Current Vita Partners

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Over 40,000 people participate in the GER

Latest News

This year, the Great Ethiopian Run will take place on November 22nd in Addis Ababa, Africa's fourth largest city and it's defacto capital. Vita will once again be taking a team  to participate with the intention of raising awareness of the impact of climate change on the people of East Africa. But you don't need to be an elite athlete to participate in this vibrant 10k event; most participants walk as it's the perfect way to get to know a city and it's people. 

 From June,  Ethiopian Airlines will fly direct from Dublin to Addis Ababa and this will cut down on both the cost and the travel time. 


Fighting Hunger in Africa

Vita is an Irish non-governmental organisation, working with issues of food security, agricultural development and climate change. Vita engages in a number of programmes and projects in the developing world, with the aim to deliver sustainable livelihoods to rural communities.

By working through partnerships in Ireland, Africa and beyond, Vita seeks to form new, mutually-beneficial relationships with which to fight hunger and climate change.

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Fighting Hunger in Africa

Vita supports a new model of development wherein the local community is supported to create a plan for development based on their own needs, abilities and vision of the future. This approach empowers the population to become self-reliant and ultimately eliminates their need for outside assistance. Therefore local people as well as civil society and government organisations are involved in all stages of planning, implementation and evaluation of the programme.