Blog: Africa

Big Profit from Little Eggs!

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

Restoration of hope has been real and tangible among many poor and neglected people within the Ola Nagele community. For three years, GHNI has spearheaded life transformation there.

Adorned with Her Sewing Creation

Attir Village, Kenya

“The seeds of today are the fruits of tomorrow,” so they say, and Mary agrees.

When we spoke with Mary recently, she shared, “It has never been simple for me, but I am not settling for the same life that I had. I believe through hard work and determination, things will never be the same. Seeing how far I’ve come is an indication of a bright future, despite the obstacles I’ve had to overcome.

Building Success for Herself and Others

Shambani Village, Kenya

Potential talent that is not in use is as useless as no talent at all. In Shambani Village, we found so many sleeping talents that weren’t utilized due to fear and lack of starting capital. When GHNI-Kenya took the initiative to help such people, many turned up for coaching to benefit from the soft loans we would issue. It was very important for them to learn that the money was not for any other reason but to develop self-sustainability.

HIV/AIDS Orphan Receives Care

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

Farhia is a 12 year old orphan. She inherited HIV/AIDS from her now deceased parents. Though she adhered to her antiretroviral therapy, she was overcome by stigmatisation that led her to defaulting on her drugs. This challenge led her to drop out of school and be alone at home, since other children avoided being with her in fear of getting the disease.

From Street Orphan to Student: The Story of Boniface

Shambani Village in northern Kenya is home to a few thousand members of the Turkana tribe, Kenya’s second largest pastoral group. When GHNI staff first visited them in the summer of 2010, they were welcomed with singing and dancing, then sat down with the villagers to learn how they could be of help.

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Ethiopian Teen Farmers Earn School Fees

Historically, children in the pastoralist families of North Ethiopia did not attend school - they were small shepherds for their family’s cattle. First light found them headed not to classes, but to the distant valleys among hazy, camel-hump hills. There they spent their days herding the family’s livestock to far pastures of Jarra Finger grass.

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Mango Seedling Sales

Tuka Village, Ethiopia

Tuka Village is one of the very good villages in southern Ethiopia. All five areas of Transformational Community Development (TCD) have been implemented in this village.

Youths’ Initiatives Reap High Rewards

Garmaam Village, Ethiopia

Garmaam Village is 50 km (about 30 miles) west of Dire Dawa Town. Jemila is 16 years old and lives in Garmaam.

Working for His Future

Alishow Village, Ethiopia

Hussein is 14 years old and lives in Alishow Village with his family. He attended the elementary school, but after he finished grade six, there was no secondary school in the village. Hussein could not continue his education because his family was financially not able to send him to attend a secondary school 25 km (about 15 miles) from his village. So he decided to stop school and start to take care of his family’s camels.

Young Girls Work Hard for Their Education

Mudiyambo Village, Ethiopia

Diro and Ayantu are 15 and 16 years old and live in Mudiyambo Village. They are very good friends and attend school in the village together.

I had a discussion with these young girls. Their passion is to grow in all ways, and they are very hopeful for their future. They are very serious when they attend school.

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