Our Method


Transformational Community Development

Transformational Community Development (TCD)© is GHNI's coaching-based process for helping villages transform themselves and break the cycle of extreme poverty. Our TCD staff help villages form five development committees, then coach the committees in low-cost, low-tech, locally available methods to lead their village to sustainable transformation.
Click on each key issue to read how our villages are resolving specific needs.


Safe clean water for drinking, cooking and washing


Viable nutritional food to end chronic hunger and malnutrition


Solutions for critical sanitation, disease-prevention, and home health


Primary-level education for every girl and boy


Resources for sustainable family income generation


How TCD Works in Practice : 

Our particular model is called Transformational Community Development (TCD). However, tt comes by many names; Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), Community Health Development (CHD), Community Health Education (CHE). CLICK BELOW to get an overview of how TCD actually works in practice, not in theory, in rural Northern India.



How to Assist a Community do Self-Sustainable Development: 

To help others, we have created a series of 30 or so short (2-3 minute) videos that tackle many of these tough questions:  How do you get started?  What are the key elements? How do you increase community ownership and participation?

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