Stories

Training Center Project Underway

Training Center Project Underway

August 2012 Self-Help International is setting its sights high in Ghana in an effort to reduce the migration of young...

Upwards and Outwards: Abraham’s Evident Progress

Upwards and Outwards: Abraham’s Evident Progress

Having never been to Ghana before, I was absorbing every conversation, every meeting, and every experience at the various sites...

Nourishing curious and energetic children

Nourishing curious and energetic children

Nataly’s mother brought her to the Cico Bodegon (daycare and feeding center) in Las Azucenas, Nicaragua in May of 2010....

Young Mother Grateful for a Micro-credit Legacy

Young Mother Grateful for a Micro-credit Legacy

Afia, a 22 year-old single mother, did not know how she was going to support herself and her new “bouncy”...

A new beginning for Celine

A new beginning for Celine

During my recent visit to Nicaragua I visited the children’s feeding centers to see firsthand nutritional improvements among the children....

Board member reflects on a visit to Los Chiles

Board member reflects on a visit to Los Chiles

In May of 2011 I traveled to Nicaragua with the president of Self-Help’s Board. We spent special time at the...

Erica gives hope to daughter, Jessica

Erica gives hope to daughter, Jessica

Akua Erica, 37 and a mother of three, became a beneficiary of Self-Help’s Ghana Micro Credit program in 2009. She was...

From Hospital Visits to Health: Dina’s Story

From Hospital Visits to Health: Dina’s Story

Dina was being treated repeatedly at a Health Center in Cruz Verde, Nicaragua for malnutrition and low hemoglobin test numbers. Even after...

Ghanaian Teens Give Back

Ghanaian Teens Give Back

The villages of Amanchia and Worapong, Ghana are sites where nearly 250 children ages 6 months to 6 years gather...

Sarah Barnie’s Sewing Story

Sarah Barnie’s Sewing Story

Five years ago Sarah started sewing clothing to sell through a Self-Help loan. She is a good seamstress and very...

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