SHIFSD - Self-Help Initiative for Sustainable Development

  • Jeremiah T. Burgess

    Dear Visitor,   We are glad to have you visiting our website, and wish that you will visit again and again. We wholeheartedly welcome you and will be pleased to receive any comments, suggestions or pieces of advice that you made have to help improve our work. SHIFSD is an accredited national non-governmental organization working in Liberia. It was founded at the Buduburam Refugee Settlement in the Central Region of Ghana by a group of Liberian Refugees on November 11, 2000. Today, it is happily headquartered in the township of Johnsonville, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia, following our move over to Liberia in August 2008. SHIFSD’s work  aims at contributing to sustainable development, creating access and promoting functional adult literacy, village savings and loan associations, technical vocational education and  training, and entrepreneurship. We currently work in Montserrado, Margibi, and in the southeastern part of Liberia.  Our day-to-day operation is being overseen by a Board of Directors from an array of professional backgrounds. It is our hope that you will find something of interest and as well enjoy your time with us.   Once more, you are most WELCOME! Jeremiah T. Burgess On behalf of SHIFSD  

Functional Adult Literacy

Reading is understanding. We help adults to read their world and navigate the challenges of a 21st century Liberia.

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Village Savings

Two can do more than one. How about ten? Or twenty? We unite villagers to strengthen their financial capacities.

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We are not alone

SHIFSD is collaborating with many national and international partners. Find out more about them!

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