Blog: Africa

Widows Benefit From Micro Loans

Gem Village, Kenya

Gem is the fifth village to be adopted by GHNI-Kenya in order to improve the lives of widows and orphans. They number more than 200 due to the high HIV and AIDS infection rate. It was just beginning in early 2016 as we adopted this village. Within seven months, a lot has already been achieved.

New Opportunities for Home Seamstresses

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

More than 30 ladies received a sewing machine to work with in their homes after the completion of three training sessions in the Ezbit el Amir region in Al Khosos, Cairo. These ladies worked to succeed in this project, for it was a way to increase their income and family's stability, and to ensure their children could continue to go to school.


Making Their Parents Proud

Helwan Village, Egypt

Residing in the 15th of May village are Nesma (11 years old), Yasmine (11 years old), Warda (10 years old), and Nancy (9 years old). They attend the weekly lessons that we present for the development of the community, so they were chosen for a committee to help in these lessons.


Empowered Women Teaching Other Women

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

Our last meeting with the Revenue Committee allowed us to talk about the following questions:


What is the role of the village Revenue Committee? Who owns the project? Who is responsible for managing the soap-making material? (A reminder to the committee of the importance of community ownership and not depending on outside help.) Is the construction of a small building to store the material still currently in the planning?


“It Saved My Daughter”

Dogon Gada Village, Nigeria

Rose is a mother of three. She and her family live in Dogon Gada Village of Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria. Rose’s youngest child, Jemima, began to show symptoms of malnourishment about five months ago. Rose was managing Jemima but she was not improving; rather, she became very sickly and emaciated.


An Agent of Change

Dogon Gada Village, Nigeria

Meet Ibrahim, a young man age 27 and a native of Dogon Gada Village. He is the third child of Sarki, Chief of Dogon Gada. Five years ago, in 2011, Hal Jones and Jeff Latsa visited Dogon Gada for the first time and introduced Transformational Community Development (TCD) to the village. After they left, Martins, I, and a few champions began and continued the journey of transformation in this village.

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.