Gorta’s mission is to work for a world free from the injustices of chronic hunger, poverty and disease, having special regard for the plight of children and the empowerment of women. Gorta establishes partnerships with local communities, and supports local leadership to ensure their needs are met in a sustainable way.
Gorta focuses on tackling problems before they develop into emergencies. For Gorta, development is seen as a process enabling people to reach a position where they can provide for their own growth and protection without relying on outside help. Rather than imposing solutions on people, Gorta seeks to give people the tools to create their own solutions.
Programmes and projects supported by Gorta are located predominantly in Sub-Saharan Africa where the need is greatest, primarily in our priority countries of Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Their objective is to help people become self-sufficient in food production and income generation.