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...
Ensure Clean Water for Hundreds at Training Center
Hundreds of families are learning entrepreneurial skills & improved farming practices at Self-Help's training center, but some youth and adult attendees have become ill from drinking impure water during training sessions. This project will install a concrete tower, water tank and CTI-8 water purification system to replace the rotting wooden structure that has become a breeding grounds for moquitoes and bacteria, and ensure staff & trainees can teach & learn in a safe and healthy environment.
SHI- End Malnourishment for Ghanaian children
Self-Help provides daily meals Monday - Friday to school children in Ghana. Feeding Quality Protein Maize (QPM) porridge to malnourished children improves their diets by enabling them to consume protein that is critical to brain development. project reportread updates from the field
Self-Help: Women's Micro-credit Loans in Nicaragua
Self-Help has been working to alleviate hunger in Nicaragua since 1999. Providing opportunities for women to learn business operations, and loans ($50-200) to initiate these enterprises is proving to be successful in this mission. Training and loans for new groups of women, and value-added enterprises further strengthen women's income and voices in society. In order to continue these efforts, funding is needed to support these objectives. Self-Help is proud of its 97 percent return on loans. project reportread updates from the field
SHI- Fund 200 Women's Micro-Credit Loans in Ghana
Self-Help International has been battling hunger in Ghana since 1989. Our approach is paying dividends, but pending micro-credit loans ($75 to $250) may go unfunded if money is not made available. Once micro-loans are dispersed, women are able to buy machinery to start their own palm press business, expand their current business, or invest into others' businesses. Here at Self Help, we boast a 98% repayment rate on all funds loaned. project reportread updates from the field
Self Help Young Adult Training Center in Ghana
The Young Adult Training Center provides 6 months of hands-on vocational training for young adults ages 16+, many of whom lack the formal education & trade skills to gain employment. Skilled staff teach the proper care of poultry, rabbits, goats, mushrooms, snails, beekeeping, plus entrepreneurial & business skills to increase income and provide for their families. The center will increase employment by helping 2500 farmers start their own businesses & attain self-sufficiency in the next 5 years project reportread updates from the field
SHI: Improving Water Quality in Rural Nicaragua
Diarrhea is the leading cause of malnutrition in children under five years old. Self-Help International is working with hundreds of farm families in Nicaragua to improve food security & alleviate malnutrition. However, poor water quality is compromising these efforts. Water-borne diseases can be life-threatening and regularly prevent parents from working and children from attending school. Affordable access to safe drinking water improves health for thousands of Nicaraguans, especially children. project reportread updates from the field
Hands-on training for 100 families in Nicaragua
The Self-Help International Nicaragua Training Center provides financially insecure families with hands-on technical training to increase family income. Demonstration plots allow rural farmers to discover ways to improve yields. Trained staff teach business and marketing skills through the women's micro-credit program. The center uses locally appropriate technology (drip irrigation, energy-efficient ovens) showing trainees how to affordably reduce their environmental impact and improve health. project reportread updates from the field
Feed Malnourished Nicaraguan Preschoolers
Self-Help feeds 600 children who attend 13 different daycare centers in Nicaragua. Your donations will provide a nutritious, vitamin and mineral enriched meal in a sanitary environment. project reportread updates from the field

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