An old adage goes, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” This is what the Waverly-based Self-Help International (SHI) team seeks to do in countries like Ghana and Nicaragua.
Development Director Megan Sehr, will be spearheading a discussion on SHI’s mission on at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charles City on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The group teaches people of these areas how to increase their farming yield, how to double school enrollment, and how to install water chlorination systems to provide the locals with fresh drinking water.
Since the groups conception, they have installed over 4,600 chlorination systems, fed 865 children a daily breakfast through their school feeding program, and enlightened 671 youth and farmers during agricultural training sessions.