Empower Women Luncheon & Happy Hour

Celebrate women around the world 


The Self-Help Lunch to Empower Global Women has been Self-Help International’s signature Central Iowa fundraising event for those who believe in creating opportunities for people – especially women and girls – to escape the cycle of poverty.

Join us for a special luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, IA. Sign up below to reserve your seat!

Holiday Happy Hour InviteLater that same day, the HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR from 5 – 7 p.m. will be held in the same location. Please register now by clicking here!

Watch this video for a quick preview of our work in Ghana and Nicaragua to empower women.

For your convenience, you may make a gift to empower women by using the form below — credit cards, wallets, PayPal, Venmo and direct debit (e-check) all accepted. Please call (319) 352-4040 or email information@selfhelpinternational.org with questions or comments. Thanks for all you do!



Thank you to our sponsors:

     West Bank   

The Swanson Group at Morgan Stanley

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Foundation

Pat Martin and Brad Mock

Maribeth Mulready and Jon Koehn

Paul and Claudia Schickler

Keith and Nancy Swanson

Maureen and Terry Tobin

Jim Tobin and Gina Heagney

Cynthia Thorland and Fritz Weitz

Landscapes by Lance