My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Self-Help International, Waverly, IA, USA
I had the great honor of accompanying my father, a SHI board member, to Ghana and witnessed first hand their vested staff, various programs in action, and personal stories from their inspiring beneficiaries. Self Help establishes programs in direct response to their communities unique needs. In Ghana, specifically, they provide micro-financing to women pursuing small business loans, teen girls clubs that aim to educate, foster independence and build self-confidence in young women; School feeding programs providing quality nutrition for optimal learning; And a training center teaching best practices farming methods to young adults. These programs actively display the countless ways that Self Help International lives its mission of Ending World Hunger by Helping People Help Themselves.
The grass roots nature of the organization allows for intimate and thoughtful application of theories and strategies that directly impact the communities they serve. Self Help International provides faith and hope for individuals and entire communities in rural Ghana as well as those, like myself, blessed to witness their important work in action.