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Micro-Loans Change Lives of Women in Ghana and Nicaragua

Micro-Loans Change Lives of Women in Ghana and Nicaragua

“Empowered women empower women” Self-Help has been devoted to alleviating hunger in Ghana and Nicaragua, and for the past three...

Nicaraguan Farmers Astounded by Quality and Quantity of Maize Production

Nicaraguan Farmers Astounded by Quality and Quantity of Maize Production

By Jorge Luis Campos Solis – Nicaragua Country Director   Located in the middle of Lake Cocibolca (or Lake Nicaragua),...

It’s Not Easy, but it’s Worth It: Growing Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato

It’s Not Easy, but it’s Worth It: Growing Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato

By Patience Obour – Nutrition Program Officer Elizabeth, a mother of two from the village of Beposo in southern Ghana,...

From Doubt to Determination: Nancy’s Story

From Doubt to Determination: Nancy’s Story

By Yolanda Fletes – Micro-Credit Program Officer Nancy is 28 years old and lives with her husband in Ochomogo, Nicaragua....

The Community of Boca de Sabalos Can Now Drink Water Straight from the Tap

By Orlando Montiel Salas – Clean Water Program Officer Boca de Sábalos is the largest community in El Castillo municipality...

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...

Agricultural Entrepreneurship Team Creates Demand for Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato in Ashanti Region

By Bernard Frimpong Bannor – Agriculture & Entrepreneurship Program Officer In Self-Help International’s quest to alleviate hunger, research by Self-Help’s...

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...