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...

Lydia stands next to her new sewing machine

Lydia stands next to her new sewing machine
Photo from Progress Report 'Lydia makes progress' (view small | med | large | orig)

Demonstration Plots: Improving Corn Yields

Demonstration Plots: Improving Corn Yields
Country Director Jorge Campos demonstrates the difference in root structures of maize (corn) stalks and how to plant the best seed possible to increase yields (view small | med | large | orig)

Improved technology: less firewood, more savings

Improved technology: less firewood, more savings
Lila bakes delicious onion bread in the double-barrel demonstration oven at the training center. Improved ovens allow families to save on purchasing less firewood and help stop deforestation. (view small | med | large | orig)

Value Addition: Preserving Vegetables by Pickling

Value Addition: Preserving Vegetables by Pickling
Two boys and their mother spend a Saturday at the Training Center, where they work as a family to learn how to pickle vegetables for preservation. Pickles sell at a higher price at the local market. (view small | med | large | orig)

Demonstration Plot: Gardening with Drip Irrigation

Demonstration Plot: Gardening with Drip Irrigation
Women and children learn the benefits of using drip irrigation in their own home gardens (view small | med | large | orig)

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