Self-Help International

Self-Help International (SHI) devotes its efforts to alleviating world hunger and poverty by providing opportunities to rural citizens that ultimately lead to self-reliance. Since its inception, Self-Help has served as a vessel; training, education, and opportunities are provided to rural citizens and whole communities in developing countries so that they can have better lives. MISSION STATEMENT: To alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves. SELF-HELP'S INITIATIVE Educate: We educate the people of the United States to understand the problems of life in developing countries particularly the awareness of the perpetual struggle by millions to produce and distribute food to battle p...

Ama & her nephew attend to a customer at her store

Ama & her nephew attend to a customer at her store
Photo from Progress Report 'Life is easier when a little help comes our way' (view small | med | large | orig)

Granos de piel por agua: rash from unclean water

Granos de piel por agua: rash from unclean water
Photo from Progress Report 'Chlorinator Cleanses La Culebra' (view small | med | large | orig)

Miguel holds up contaminated crude water in 2013

Miguel holds up contaminated crude water in 2013
Photo from Progress Report 'Chlorinator Cleanses La Culebra' (view small | med | large | orig)

Miguel's family stays healthier with clean water

Miguel's family stays healthier with clean water
Photo from Progress Report 'Chlorinator Cleanses La Culebra' (view small | med | large | orig)

Dona Lila teaches a baking class

Dona Lila teaches a baking class
Women interested in starting small businesses can learn new skills and trades during training sessions at Self-Help's Leadership and Training Center. Here, Lila teaches other women how to bake. (view small | med | large | orig)

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