Thursday, 28 July 2011

Self Help International Blog

This blog contains thoughts and experiences from Merry Fredrick, Executive Director, Blake Conover, Director of Marketing, Board Members, Students and Volunteers from the Self-Help family.

David Ellerman-Helping People Book

Helping People Help Themselves grew out of David Ellerman's ten years at the World Bank—and particularly out of his three years as advisor and speechwriter for Joseph Stiglitz during Stiglitz's tumultuous term as the Bank's Chief Economist. The book provides a structural critique of the World Bank's approach to development assistance—but the main purpose is to lay the intellectual foundations for an alternative approach.


Health services in Britain are facing an enormous challenge. The population is growing in size and age and people are more likely to suffer from long term illnesses that require ongoing care. There is a need to change the way systems work and this includes helping people to help themselves. 

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

New Business Idea: Virtual Subway Store

In South Korea, a supermarket chain is experimenting with a new system that let’s commuters shop from subway stations with the cellphones. Read more..

New Invention: The Heartbeat Pillow

Pillow Talk … aims to connect couples in long distance relationships through sensor rings worn in bed at night and a panel which slots inside their pillow cases. Read more..

Red, Red Tomatoes

I love putting tomatoes into most of my dishes. My Mum would also love to put tomatoes into most of her dishes. Read more about the awesome tomato and why you should eat more of it as well…

Twitter Your Business Today

This ebook is your essential guide to using Twitter to establish yourself as a thought leader, gain leads and create buzz for your products and services. Read more..

A Slim Look at Smoking

Discover the Link between Smoking and Obesity. Drop in smoking rates linked to rise in obesity

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Fundraising Ideas for You

Whether you're a first time fundraiser or a seasoned pro this fundraising website is packed with ideas you need to beat your target. Read more..

A Ringtone to Help Loneliness

Yes, there is a ringtone which you can download to help support the cause to fight loneliness. Read more and download your ringtone today.

Help a Cause in 5 Minutes

Are you the type of person who wants to help a cause, but is not sure how to go about doing it? Then you need look no further, than this website which informs you on how you can help a cause in 5 minutes a day. Read more

Friday, 1 July 2011

Motivate Yourself and Others Today

There are times when a person needs to be motivated. If you know of someone who needs a bit of motivation in your life then this is a great site to visit. Read more…

Simple Acts of Kindness

Would you like to be inspired to help others today? Here are a few thoughts and ways to help a person today. Make the best of your life today, by going out of your way to help someone today. Read more..

Help Someone Today With Zen

Too often the trend in our society is for people to be separated from either other, to be cut off from the great mass of humanity, and in doing so to be dehumanized a little bit more with each step. Read more..