Helping People Help Themselves

Explore more about our programs in Nicaragua and Ghana below.

Empowering Women & Girls

Ending Malnutrition

Improving Agriculture

Accessing Clean Water

Unsafe drinking water is the leading cause of malnutrition in children under five. It’s also the second leading cause of...

Our Stories

Read more about the clients in our programs.
Empowering Rural Communities through Sustainable Agriculture

Empowering Rural Communities through Sustainable Agriculture

July Bonus Day 2024: Empowering Rural Communities through Sustainable Agriculture By Ernestina Glikpo | Communications Manager In the farming community...

Self-Help Empowers Eveling to Take Her Business Online

Self-Help Empowers Eveling to Take Her Business Online

By Edelia Aracelly Cruz Torrez | Empowering Women Project officer Eveling is 29 years old, married with one daughter. She has...

Iowans have responded to international crises in the past and must step up again

Iowans have responded to international crises in the past and must step up again

Article Featured in The Des Moines Gazette Opinions Section, Published on April 21st, 2024 by Jerry Perkins |SHI Board Member

Feeding children and providing nutrition education in Ghana

Feeding children and providing nutrition education in Ghana

Article Featured in Iowa Connections Summer 2024 Publication, Volume 11, Number 1 by Mary Jane Oakland |SHI Board Member We...

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About How SHI Impacts Communities
  • I feel more secure and I am infinitely grateful to Self-Help International for opening doors to me when I needed it most. I have not only been supported with financing but also with training, seed donations and technical advice from the SHI staff. Now my economic situation is better than in the past, and every day I earn a good income because I sell a variety of products and have a good demand for them.
    Angela | Nueva Jerusalen, NicaraguaAngela | Nueva Jerusalen, NicaraguaMember of the Women's Empowerment Program