Blog: The Middle East

Embracing the Process

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

In Dafyaneh, Muhammad Falah is still working hard on the Goat Loan Program. His response and attitude is positive. He is getting out of the box and we are witnessing a change in the way he thinks. He sold his goats and started a project on his own—a coffee and tea booth on the main street to serve the drivers on the go.

Finding Hope in Hardship

Refugees in Jordan, Jordan

Families Adopting Families

"I’m *Razin, from Qaraqoush, Iraq. [A violent group] came into our village and started to attack us on the 6th of August 2014. They bombed our village with rockets. Three of my neighbors passed away immediately that night. We had to flee. Did we want to? No, but we had to run far . . . to get away.

A Win-Win Situation

Vocational Training Program, Jordan

I don’t know if you remember *Hakem from Iraq. He was a successful businessman in Mosul.
He and his family came to Jordan in 2014 when a violent group took over his village, home, and company. He lost it all.

In the beginning of this year, we began a food project with Hakem and his wife. They make some of the most delicious Iraqi dishes. This project is still going on.

Putting Smiles on Their Faces

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land


During our three-day eye clinic in one of the villages, we included fun days in two schools for children.


The beneficiaries from the clinic number around 290, consisting of families, widows, elders, farmers, and children. We gave them reading or vision glasses. The volunteers taught the children, of whom there were around 100, a song in English. They sang this song all day. We put smiles on their faces.


Learning His Life Has Value

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land

Meet Morad, a teen in the 11th grade. His life has been changed during the Transformational Community Development (TCD) program’s teaching time. Previously, Morad’s life was miserable, especially in his studying. He was incorrigible and not taking his life seriously.

His view of life has changed, and he has started to make efforts in his studying. Morad is discovering that there is value to his life.

Developing Women's Support Groups

Refugee Families in Lebanon

Back in July, the war was not stopping in Syria. This is its sixth year now, and Lebanon is facing danger, especially after the attack by six people who exploded themselves. As a result, two teams, a doctor team from the United States and another team from Canada, canceled their visit to Lebanon because of the situation.

Expanding Our Reach

*10th Leper Village, Holy Land


There is a new village open for Transformational Community Development (TCD). The first lesson took place last week and 35 people came. We are continuing to teach TCD in different schools in the 10th Leper Village region. Our work is expanding with more schools to teach.




Celebrating Two Years of TCD in Lebanon!

Refugees in Lebanon

We were happy to complete the second year of serving refugee women and children in Lebanon. This month, a week-long conference took place with attendance of more than 120 Syrian women and children.

GHNI is effective in running Transformational Community Development (TCD) and many other programs, and during this conference we celebrated the second year of the TCD program.