Posts by Katherine Jackson

It’s Never Too Late: Teresa Learns Better Business Basics

By Yolanda Fletes – Micro-Credit Program Officer 72-year-old Teresa is from the community of Ochomogo, Nicaragua.  She is a single mother...

Teen Girls Club Leaves No Girl Behind: Salamatu’s Story

By: Victoria Yamson, Program Coordinator The Self-Help International Teen Girls Club tries to ensure as many Ghanaian girls as possible...

Arthur Shows the Way to Minimize Recent Graduate Unemployment in Ghana

By Bernard Frimpong Bannor – Agriculture & Entrepreneurship Program Officer Unemployment has become a major developmental issue in Ghana. Most...

From Share Cropper to Proud Grocery Store Owner, Alijatu’s Story

“Many ladies think getting married is the solution to their financial problems. They expect their partner to provide for all...

A Look Inside the Happier Lives of Nicaraguans with Clean Water

In the village of Rubén Darío, located in the Nueva Guinea municipality of southern Nicaragua, live 450 people, settled in...

My Summer Internship With Self-Help International

Madison Lapke spent last summer as a Self-Help International intern in Ghana.  She offered to write about her internship experience...

Vera’s Story, Moving Forward to Senior High School

Vera Boamah, now in her first year of senior high school at Wesley High School in the town of Bekwai,...

How Self-Help is Changing Lives of Nicaraguan Farmers Through Education & Conversation

By Jorge Campos, Nicaragua Country Director Faced with the challenge of feeding the poorest families in southeastern Nicaragua, our organization,...

Community School Leaders Commend School Feeding Program

Amidu lives in the rural village of Ama Badu in Ghana and serves as the PTA chairman of the local...

Infant Malnutrition and What Our New Program is Doing About It: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

Infant Malnutrition and What Our New Program is Doing About It: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

by Katie Jackson, Communications Intern, and Megan Sehr, Development Director In Roger Thurow’s recently published book, The First 1,000 Days,...

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