Blog: Africa

GHNI Kenya Trip Reflection

By: Jade Sacker


From Pauper to Employer

Learning to Farm, Even in Drought

Attir Village, Kenya

In Attir Village the dust has settled and the ground’s thirst has been quenched, thanks to the rain. We see vegetation and many people tend their fields and forget about the droughts that hit so hard and claimed lives. It is a clear picture of how fertile this land is, if we can just get water for irrigation.

Applying Lessons Learned

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

GHNI-Kenya demonstrates continued commitment to coaching the village with the Transformational Community Development (TCD) program every week. Martin shares important lessons on hygiene with different groups in the village, and we follow up to make sure that the lessons are implemented in day-to-day life.

Raising Health Awareness

Bisidimo, Ethiopia

Working in Bisidimo Village Health Center, Zehara is 23 years old. She is very active in working with our Health Committee as a leader. During discussion with her, she was very interested in the idea of GHNI-Ethiopia health lessons.


Eager for Change

Didi Hara Village, Ethiopia

Didi Hara Village is one of the TCD villages in the GHNI-Ethiopia program. From the beginning of the project, the Women’s Group gathered and discussed different issues. The Agricultural Group, especially, has been helping them bring change to their lives by implementing Transformational Community Development (TCD).


Finding Life Direction in Agricultural Group

Kito Village, Ethiopia

Nasir, 42 years old, lives in Kito Village. He was previously a member of the military, but after he came back home, he had nothing in hand to help his family. He was trying to help his family by working different jobs as a day laborer, but sometimes he could not work. Nasir has passed through different difficulties.


A Hard-Working Widow

Harowayo Village, Ethiopia

Meet Dido, a 57-year-old woman living in Harowayo Village. Sadly, her husband died five years ago. She has only one son, who is living in Mersabet, on the Kenyan side. She lives alone and some of the villagers are helping her with different needs.