Alleviating hunger by helping people help themselves

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

Accessing Clean Water

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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

Fran Mueller Receives Iowa Master Farmer Homemaker Award

Fran Mueller Receives Iowa Master Farmer Homemaker Award

Congratulations to Self-Help International Board Member Fran Mueller, a recipient of the 2018 Iowa Master Farm Homemaker Award! Each year...

Self-Help bids farewell to Development Director Jacqueline Steinkamp

Self-Help bids farewell to Development Director Jacqueline Steinkamp

We want to wish Jacqueline Steinkamp, who has worked at Self-Help as Development Director for the past two years, the...

2018 Ingathering Bulletin Inserts

2018 Ingathering Bulletin Inserts

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

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

We’re humbled by our global recognition.

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

     2017 GG Badge