• What is Transformational Community Development?

    Through Transformational Community Development (TCD), villages around the world are learning to become self-sustaining and breaking the cycle of extreme poverty. 

    Community village leaders work alongside TCD staff to form five development committees in water, food, wellness, education, and income generation.  From helping villages access clean water to helping families create a sustainable income, villages are able to address problems and develop solutions for their community while using local resources.

    Transformational Community Development allows the village to take ownership and lead their community towards sustainable transformation!

  • Watch the Transformational Community Development Series now!

    How do you help rural villages, with few economic possibilities, get out of poverty?  The answer is long-term self-sustainable community development. Transformational Community Development (TCD) helps coach and empower villages to transform themselves out of extreme poverty. 

    To understand how TCD works in villages, we have created a series of short (2-3 minutes) videos that tackle these tough questions. The videos capture the collective wisdom that we have learned over the years. The principles and techniques explained have been proven to work in a variety of locations, climates, cultures, and development situations. Some concepts like community ownership are universal and apply no matter what stage of development you are in.

  • Do you know Wubshet & Habiba Mengesha?

    Wubshet and Habiba direct GHNI’s work among the poor villages of northern Kenya. They come to GHNI with a strong background in helping the poor, having previously worked with Food for the Hungry and similar organizations.

    The Mengeshas have a lively family of three school-age children, and all speak multiple languages. And because of their extensive knowledge of the rural poor in Kenya they are often involved in regional discussions and coordination efforts.