Alleviating hunger by helping people help themselves

They’re more than programs, they’re stories.

Accessing Clean Water

READ THE STORY OF:
Juan’s village

Goal: $320,000
70%
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Improving Agriculture

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Isidro’s family

Goal: $320,000
70%
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Ending
Malnutrition

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Bedabour School

Goal: $320,000
70%
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Empowering Women & Girls

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Adelina’s enterprise

Goal: $320,000
70%
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Empowering through training & resources to put knowledge into action

Opportunity: 100M +

Agricultural productivity increases when women farmers have the same access to productive resources as men, which could reduce hunger by 100 – 150 million.

98% Repayment

Self-Help Ghana boasts a 98% repayment rate on micro-loans issued to impoverished women entrepreneurs. Repaid loans are re-issued to empower the next woman in need.

90% Reinvestment

Women reinvest 90% of income into the family, so their children eat more and better food and get the education they need to break free from the cycle of hunger and poverty.

Empower a woman entrepreneur 

$20/month will offer her business training and a start up loan to better provide for her family

Empowering through innovation

2x Increase in Yields

Through improved practices and access to new technology, the farmers we serve are doubling or even tripling their yields, increasing food security now and for the future.

2x School Enrollment

Early childhood enrollment increases when we partner with communities to help them start school feeding programs, and students are able to start each school day hunger-free and ready to learn.

75,000+ People

We’ve installed more than 110 innovative water chlorination systems that are providing 75,000 people with clean water every day so they can lead healthier, more productive lives.

Sponsor clean drinking water for a village in Nicaragua

$1,500 brings clean water to an entire community for years to come 

Latest News

Save the Date: 2018 Self-Help Lunch to Empower Global Women

… Did you know that every $8 Self-Help invested meant one more person drinking clean water, or one more girl...

A Thank You from SHI to Wartburg College

A Thank You from SHI to Wartburg College

July 24, 2018 Dr. Darrel Colson Wartburg College Waverly, Iowa 50677 Dear Dr. Colson, We, who work or volunteer for...

An Update from Nicaragua

An Update from Nicaragua

Many of you have been following the news of ongoing political protests in Nicaragua and expressed concern for our staff...

Hiring: Development Director. Apply Now!

Hiring: Development Director. Apply Now!

Self-Help International Seeks Director of Development Apply by July 30 for priority consideration. Anticipated start date August 20, 2018. Self-Help...

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We think the work we do is important, and we’re glad that others do as well.

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