Blog: Africa

Harvest Income Supports His Family

Tuka Village, Ethiopia

Achalu lives in Tuka Village. A number of years ago, he was one of our early Transformational Community Development (TCD) workers in this village. But since then, he took what he learned in TCD and started on his own field, which is producing many different vegetables and seeds.

Achalu is married and has six children. His eldest son works with him when he is working in the field.

Surviving the Drought

Alishow Village, Ethiopia

June to September is the rainy season in this area. They did not get the expected rain so far and animals started dying. It got to the point where the problem was getting very serious.

The Alishow Farming Group is using underground water to produce different vegetables, but the drought has affected them, too. The seeds are not surviving the hot sun, and there are some drought-related plant diseases.

Villagers Focus on Children’s Education

Garmaam Village, Ethiopia

As we continually report, Garmaam Village practices a strong Transformational Community Development (TCD) program. Last year, the Education Committee went door to door to discuss with every household sending their children to school. Most of the residents are pastoralists, and instead of sending their children to school, they preferred to send them out to the bush to keep the herds.

Bountiful Banana and Mango Trees

Mudiyambo Village, Ethiopia

Dembi lives in Mudiyambo Village. He was one of our first workers in this village, coaching villagers in how to escape poverty. His hard work on his own field is now paying off for him and his family. He has bananas, mangos, papayas, and many vegetables.

Sewing Training Success

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

As one of the ladies who received the sewing training, Laila took a sewing machine in order to generate some income. She is such a hard-working lady, all for the sake of helping her family. Her husband’s income is not enough to cover the needs of his family.

Wellness Lessons Change Lives

Helwan Village, Egypt

Children of Helwan

The impossible has begun to be achieved and the dream is coming true.

Hope in Difficult Circumstances

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt

Allow us to introduce you to Um Imad. She has attended our classes on a regular basis for a long time, and is one we helped to provide an eye surgery for. She recently suffered a health crisis that came on suddenly. It made her unable to move her right hand and leg, as well as not be able to speak very well as her mouth got twisted. We went to visit her to offer help and words of encouragement.

HIV+ Orphans Find Hope in a Mud Hut

The year 2011 was a benchmark for change for Bulesa Dima - a small rural village in Kenya filled with families longing for a new path for their children to traverse. It was the year they met leaders from GHNI who offered them something other NGOs did not - a hand up, a curriculum for empowerment, and rising above hard times.


Applying New Planting Methods

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

In spite of it being the rainy season in Burkina Faso, when there generally tends to be a lull in activity, this year is different. With the knowledge and new skills received recently at an agriculture conference, the villagers of Saneba are seeing the fruit of putting their learning to use.

One method the villagers have learned is explained by Boni, our Transformational Community Development (TCD) worker: