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Self-Development of People (SDOP)
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Margaret Mwale
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(502) 569-8001

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Louisville, KY 40202

SDOP stories

Recent stories

A girl dancing

Building on a community

Castle Square Tenants Organization’s Chinese New Year and Black History Month event celebrated the cultures of the two main ethnic groups that live in Castle Square. 

  Two women with fruit and baskets

SDOP disburses $261, 255 to 14 self-help projects in the U.S.

The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) has approved grants totaling $261, 255 to 14 self-help projects in the United States.

A man giving a press conference

United Workers Campaign for Fair Development

Through our campaign we are organizing all the low-wage workers employed at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

  A man shoveling concrete

Creating Jobs and helping the environment

Green Spirit Lawn Care is a community project that is involved in earth friendly grounds maintenance year-round.  It provides employment for the group members, who are mostly ex-offenders.

Byron Encalade

Black fisherman in Louisiana left stuck behind oil spill

Byron Encalade's group, South Plaquemines United Fisheries Cooperative, is an SDOP partner.

  Women hanging a banner

Self-Development of People International Partnership

As SDOP celebrates its work in the Dominican Republic we wanted to give you a comprehensive picture of our many accomplishments in the region.

Past stories

With SOAR, I’m free
by Elvia Sanchez

Camden residents rally against abandoned houses
by Ernest Hoh

Self-Development of People announces grant recipients
by Margaret Mwale

Stairway out of poverty in Haiti
by Terry Provance, Oikocredit USA