Micro-Credit

Self-Help International Reaches New Communities on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

Self-Help International Reaches New Communities on Ometepe Island in Nicaragua

Out in the middle of the waters of Lake Nicaragua sits Ometepe Island, a lush, green piece of land stretching...

Infant Malnutrition and What Our New Program is Doing About It: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

Infant Malnutrition and What Our New Program is Doing About It: Growing Healthy Food, Growing Healthy Children

by Katie Jackson, Communications Intern, and Megan Sehr, Development Director In Roger Thurow’s recently published book, The First 1,000 Days,...

Nicaragua Training Center Participants Implement Lessons Learned for Success

For this update on the Fred Strohbehn Training Center in Quinta Lidia, Self-Help International’s Nicaragua team decided to share some...

How Akua Went From Sharecropper to Small Business Owner

How Akua Went From Sharecropper to Small Business Owner

By Elizabeth Adu-Opoku, Micro-credit Program Officer, Ghana Akua, 50, is married to Emmanuel. The couple have four children: Charles, Isaac,...

Learning by Doing: Rosa’s Story

Learning by Doing: Rosa’s Story

My name is Rosa Candida Sequeira. I am from the Laurel Galán community, located 3 kms from the Self-Help International...

Taking Their Skills to the Next Level

Taking Their Skills to the Next Level

In February, our Nicaragua Training Center hosted three sessions in the “Dr. Dale Harpstead Classroom”, one training for each program:...

A Tough Start

A Tough Start

Tears ran down Sherrifatu’s cheeks as she shared her story. She is a 30 year-old Togolese woman from Lomé. At...

Teamwork Brings Ovens to La Venada

Teamwork Brings Ovens to La Venada

“My wife could have her own oven and wouldn’t have to go to other houses to rent one, which means...

In Their Own Words: What Economic Empowerment Means to Women in Nkawie

In Their Own Words: What Economic Empowerment Means to Women in Nkawie

Last month, we shared with you how we’re getting creative to listen to the needs of the women we serve...

Building a Business, Providing Lunch for School Children

Building a Business, Providing Lunch for School Children

Lorenza Leonor Maradiaga Aguilar, 43, is a native of the Los Chiles community, about 30 kms from the big city...

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