Our Story

We have been supporting Liberians for over 15 years. Our story started in 2000 in the Central Region of Ghana, where a group of Liberian refugees put their minds and skills together to support others who had been displaced by the Civil War. In 2008, SHIFSD returned home to Liberia, and we are now based in the township of Johnsonville, Montserrado County.

The Self-Help Initiative for Sustainable Development (SHIFSD) registered under Liberian Laws on May 30, 2005 as a national non-profit and non-governmental organization. It is duly accredited (MPEA/NGO/AC#0369) in Liberia.

Our Mission

Our work encourages sustainable development in Liberia, through promoting and enabling access to Adult Literacy, Technical Vocational Education and Training, Entrepeneuship and Social Justice.