Blog: Income generation

Planting Seeds to Overcome Poverty

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

The long rains experienced since the start of this year has been a blessing to many people, especially the community of Ola Nagele. The lives of many poor and desperate people have been improved through farming supported by GHNI. Our organization has helped with distribution of the seedlings, capacity building, how to do good farming, and how to collect rainwater for future use.


Mama Natade, Local Entrepreneur

Shambani Village, Kenya

Only 38 years old and the mother of five children, Mama Natade is the breadwinner in her house. She needs to earn extra funds to provide for her family’s needs, both basic and secondary. Mama Natade is usually a casual laborer, earning low wages, but her hard work both day and night has kept her family running well.


Fresh Eggs & Milk

Goat Loan Program, Jordan

We started a goat project in October 2014 in the city of Salt, giving ten goats to a Jordanian woman named Um Ali. We agreed to pay for half of the goat feed in exchange for half of the new goats that were born. In March of 2015, one of the goats gave birth to ten kids, six males and four females. Unfortunately, one of the kids fell ill and died a month later.

Do What You Know

Vocational Training Program, Jordan



Ibrahim is an Egyptian man of about 60 years. Grateful for aid from GHNI, he stops by the office regularly to offer his help. He is taking care of his daughters, and like any other father, Ibrahim wants the best for them, no matter his financial situation.

Developing Model Villagers

Jatapara Village, India

This quarter, we could have a good harvest from our labor over the last few months. The goats we have given the villagers are now grown and breeding. We are hoping to see the healthy kids (baby goats) very soon.


Ready to Apply Farming Lessons

Kito Village, Ethiopia

Abdulfetah is a 42-year-old man. His wife’s name is Kediga and they have four children. They have a small farm near their house, and they grow chat (a mild narcotic plant).

I was asking him, since he has four children, why is he not producing food for his family? What Abdulfetah told me was,