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...
Jan 7, 2014

Kobby goes to school

Kobby
Kobby

In 2012, Self-Help International came into contact with Kobby (5) who had lost both parents at the age of two. Since then, he has been under the care of his aging grandmother, Agartha. He was visibly malnourished at the time and was put on the SHI feeding program. After being given high quality protein maize and vitamins, Kobby’s conditions improved tremendously.

Agartha confessed that although she is a strong believer in God, there were times when she feared for her grandson’s life.  Thanks to SHI, regular intake of quality protein maize and vitamins restored her hope for Kobby.


At the start of the 2013/2014 school year, Kobby enrolled in Kindergarten at the Worapong Basic School. Agartha tells SHI that the feeding program is what launched “Satellite Kobby” into orbit. Because of his improved health condition, Agartha believes Kobby will be able to experience many other places and things in his life. He has already promised to buy her a tractor for her farm when he is older.

Thanks to your generosity, Kobby and many other children in Ghana will be able to live a healthier life. With your help, we are able to work towards our mission “to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves”. Thank you for your support.

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Dec 4, 2013

Abena helps to alleviate hunger

Abena setting up for a chemical treatment
Abena setting up for a chemical treatment

In Ghana, West Africa, lands are small in size and owned by agricultural indigenes. Commercial farming is nearly impossible within these lands due to fragmentation and minimal access to agricultural credits. Because  agriculture is weather dependent and “risky”, receiving credit from the bank can be difficult.

The key to alleviating hunger in Ghana lies within the hands of the farmer. With a micro-credit loan from Self-Help International, Abena, who is 55-years-old, is able to afford all that is needed to maintain her half-acre rice farm. She was able to buy a rain booth, knapsack, and fertilizer with the micro-credit loan.

Today, Abena tells Self-Help International that her farm is doing well, but that and she still on has half an acre due to non-availability of land.

Because of your generosity, Abena and other agricultural farmers in Ghana are able to afford the necessary supplies to maintain their lands and ultimately, alleviate hunger. Thank you for your support and donations to Self-Help International.

Nov 18, 2013

Three communities benefit from clean water program

La Conquista water training
La Conquista water training

In September 2013, Self-Help International trained community members and installed chlorinators in the communities of La Conquista, La Argentina, and El Castillo in Nicaragua.

In La Conquista, community water volunteers received intensive training on how to install and maintain the water system. Training was held right in the volunteers’ homes.

Also in September, community volunteers installed two chlorinators in Los Chiles, a small village with 6000 beneficiaries.

The water source in Los Chiles had several issues including various waterborne diseases that lead to a surge in the child mortality rate in the community. This simple water chlorinator system will improve the lives of many people and it will help decrease waterborne diseases. Most importantly children will get the opportunity to go to school without suffering from stomach pains from drinking untreated water. Easy access will prevent traveling long miles to fetch clean water. In addition, clean water also promotes a healthier diet and improves the life of many.

Thank you for your kindness and support. Your help has brought clean water to La Conquista, La Argentina, Los Chiles, El Castillo and many other communities like them.

Los Chiles chlorinator installation
Los Chiles chlorinator installation

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