Sister Helen Vinton visits with Douglas Wells during one of many trips to Plaquemines Parish after the hurricanes, where SMHA listened to the stories of the people.


Southern Mutual Help Association’s mission is to build healthy and prosperous rural communities in Louisiana.

Building community capacity to make change. 

Providing access to affordable capital. 

Forging innovative partnerships and "building bridges” among unlikely partners. 

Increasing the capacity of institutions across all sectors to invest effectively in low-wealth communities.





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