Blog: Africa

Mortality Rate Greatly Decreased

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

The Wellness Committee has successfully lowered the illness and mortality rate in Bulesa Dima Village. Bulesa Dima has really transformed in terms of improved health, thanks to the village’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) Wellness Committee as they have diligently undertaken their role.

Leading by Example

Shambani Village, Kenya

Mr. Albino is a Transformational Community Development (TCD) leader in Shambani Village. He says that his life has personally changed as a result of our TCD coaching over several years. His ways of reasoning are not like before. He had given up, along with the community, after the government and other stakeholders came in with the purpose of helping the village with hand-outs. He ended up seeing dependence and poverty rise even more.

Empowering Girls

Isiolo Empowerment Center, Kenya

We have a saying that a single match can destroy an entire forest. One match called HIV/AIDS has consumed so many lives in Africa, and its effects have crippled so many other lives in its path.

Helping the Abandoned

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

Our Wellness Committee members spend much of their time walking door to door in their village to create awareness about new diseases and to occasionally help with medicines. The lives of many who were forgotten and neglected were revived after the team discovered and helped them with small medications from GHNI support.

Networking Pays Off

Attir Village, Kenya

Water is key to all other areas of development. In Attir Village, production of food for self-sustainability had become impossible, even after we trained them to use very small amounts of water for big harvests, because there had not been any rain.

This also affected education, because the children’s hunger prevented the attention required and also consumed much of their time, walking for kilometers to fetch water.

Addressing Health Issues

Gem Village, Kenya

Gem is one of our newest villages. The new Wellness Committee there had a powerfully interactive dialogue with village mothers that addressed many private and delicate questions, which they learned were shared by all. Many of these mothers are pregnant or lactating.

One of our Wellness Committee members, Cecilia, taught the mothers that most diseases and infections are easily preventable and are contracted due to simple lack of knowledge.

Tume’s New Hope

Harowayo Village, Ethiopia

In just couple months, all committees for the five areas of Transformational Community Development (TCD) have been established in Harowayo Village. Abunu is one of the village recipients the income generation committee distributed goats to. Tume is one of the twelve women selected to be a member of the income generation group. A young 34 year old widow, Tume has four children.

Hope for a Widow’s Family

Didi Hara Village, Ethiopia

By just this second report for our new project in Didi Hara Village, already all five committees have been formed for the five areas of Transformational Community Development (TCD). All the committees have begun functioning in the village, including the income generation committee. There are a total of 12 women selected to collaborate with the Kebele leaders, elders of the community, and our GHNI-Ethiopia field workers.

Multiplying Positive Change

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt

Children of Ezbit el Nakhl

Setting Up Shop

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

After the success of the sewing machines project, we started a new project called "Training in Hairdressing,” and there are 12 ladies taking the training. They were very excited, having a desire to learn a new profession to generate income and help improve the standard of their family living. One of the ladies in the training did some work, and in just one day, she gained 200 EGP (about $22  20€  £17  22 CHF).