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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...

Teen Girls Club Leaves No Girl Behind: Salamatu’s Story

By: Victoria Yamson, Program Coordinator The Self-Help International Teen Girls Club tries to ensure as many Ghanaian girls as possible...

Community Farmers in Nicaragua Talk Techniques, Setbacks, and Lessons Learned

By Jorge Luis Campos Solis – Nicaragua Country Director The town of La Conquista belongs to the municipality of San...

Akosua Grows More Confident About Her Children’s Futures Thanks to Better Nutrition

By Jesse Jackson Sarkodie – Nutrition Program Officer It is often sad to see malnourished women and their children in...

Nicaragua village unrecognizable to visiting Iowan, and that’s a good thing

Nicaragua village unrecognizable to visiting Iowan, and that’s a good thing

This article originally appeared in The Des Moines Register.  Online on 12/19/2018 and in print on 12/23/2018. By Jerry Perkins,...

Clean Water Program Brings Much Needed Trainings to Community Leaders

By Orlando Montiel Salas – Clean Water Program Officer The clean water program, promoted by Self-Help International in Nicaragua, implements...

Arthur Shows the Way to Minimize Recent Graduate Unemployment in Ghana

By Bernard Frimpong Bannor – Agriculture & Entrepreneurship Program Officer Unemployment has become a major developmental issue in Ghana. Most...

From Share Cropper to Proud Grocery Store Owner, Alijatu’s Story

“Many ladies think getting married is the solution to their financial problems. They expect their partner to provide for all...

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