SHI sat down with Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Borlaug for a rare personal glimpse at his background, influences, perspective, and wisdom. The 19-minute interview covers many facets of Dr. Borlaug's extraordinary career, including growing up on a Midwestern farm. Own this once in-a-lifetime interview and support Self-Help at the same time. The professionally-edited DVD is now available for a $25 donation plus $3 (U.S.) shipping.
If you have chickens, you need fencing! Fencing is for keeping chickens in but more importantly, for keeping predators out. Help support our micro-credit programwhile alleviating malnutrition.
Here's your chance to fund a small-business half a world away! Support a baker, potter, trader, or farmer. Self-Help does all the work for you! Women join a group and have their enterprise idea approved by the other members. Self-Help provides the funding and monitors the progress. The loan payments go to fund even more businesses. So, your initial gift keeps on giving!.
12 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition each year.There are 1,050 children who receive porridge 5-days-per-week, 48 weeks a year from Self-Help. Roughly 60% of children aged 6-months to 6-years in and around our feeding centers suffer from malnutrition. The cost for one packet, which has six servings and contains 20 essential vitamins and minerals, is only 10 cents! What an easy way to help nourish the bodies of such young children.
QPM is an open-pollinated corn that can produce a yield and taste just like other field corn varieties – but with twice the usable protein levels of other corn. This gift of QPM corn seed is enough to plant half an acre. That harvest can produce up to 25 bushels of corn that can be
used to feed their family, their livestock, or for seed for next year. For a struggling farmer, this small gift can change their life.
Bed nets can protect people (especially children) from the devastating effects of malaria. Self-Help works with the rural poor, who are often underserved by other organizations. When we provide bed nets, we know that we are giving the chance for "our" families to stay healthy and productive. And if we can keep kids healthy and in school, we improve the chances of the poverty cycle being broken.