Our Mission

The mission of Self-Help International is to alleviate hunger by helping people help themselves. 

Self-Help works to alleviate hunger by assisting the rural poor, small-scale farmers and related enterprises in developing countries. We help them become self-reliant in meeting the needs of families and communities through training, education, leadership development, and other forms of assistance.

Self-Help is not a relief organization — our focus is on development and sustainability to improve the quality of life with dignity.

Headquartered in Iowa, USA, Self-Help is currently operating sustainable development programs in Ghana, West Africa, and Nicaragua, Central America.  Given our current resources, our objective is to expand our services to new communities within those two countries before expanding into other countries in need.

Complete audited financial statements available on request. Click Contact Us below and indicate the name and address where you would like to receive them. You may also request a printed copy of our most recent annual report. Downloads of annual reports and IRS Forms 990 are available by clicking to visit our Guidestar profile.