Posts by Nora Tobin

Hiring: Director of Development – apply now!

Hiring: Director of Development – apply now!

Self-Help International Seeks Director of Development Apply by June 9 for priority consideration. Anticipated start date July 6, 2021. Self-Help...

Mary Jane Oakland holds an infant in rural Ghana

Self-Help International Board Member Named Heartland Global Health Advocate Award Winner

The Rev. Dr. Mary Jane Oakland of Ames has been named the inaugural recipient of the Heartland Global Health Advocate Award...

2018 Impact Report

Our 2018 Impact Report is here! Click to open the report and read about the amazing work we were able...

Sarah shares her story, arms dangling around her sister

Teen Girls Club Gives Hope, Opportunity to Moms and Daughters in Bedaabour

“Oh, don’t be shy,” he told her. Then after some nervous laughter, she spoke clearly: “My name is Sarah. I...

Donna Dravis Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award for Service to Self-Help

Donna Dravis Receives Governor’s Volunteer Award for Service to Self-Help

Donna Dravis of Waverly received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds during a special recognition ceremony held June 21...

In Their Own Words: What Economic Empowerment Means to Women in Nkawie

In Their Own Words: What Economic Empowerment Means to Women in Nkawie

Last month, we shared with you how we’re getting creative to listen to the needs of the women we serve...

25 Miles Away from Her Dreams

25 Miles Away from Her Dreams

Six months ago, Farida, 18, started her first day of high school. It was a dream come true. She did...

Win two tickets to see Hamilton in Des Moines this summer!

Win two tickets to see Hamilton in Des Moines this summer!

Win two tickets to see Hamilton: An American Musical, winner of 11 Tony Awards, at the Des Moines Civic Center on...

We Feel Safer with Chlorinated Water

We Feel Safer with Chlorinated Water

“We know that paying for the chlorine tablets is worth it. We can feel the difference!” Socorro is one of...

Learning to Feel Comfortable in Their Own Skin

Learning to Feel Comfortable in Their Own Skin

As part of our ongoing training and advising, as well as micro-loan disbursement and collection, SHI micro-credit officers Yolanda and...

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