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Tangible Transformations

Many villagers have returned from being away for seasonal work and the school year has started. Our regular visits were limited due to agricultural work. The women that were working in our town were regular to our gatherings. Improvement can be seen in their lives, thanks to our Transformational Community Development (TCD) program.

The last three months, we had bank training. The women in the mahala started saving money from their income, so that they could start their businesses. Every month, they are putting money aside.

Giving Tuesday is Today!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to become a more committed supporter of GHNI. As a reminder, there are 3 easy ways you can join in the movement today and help villagers end their extreme poverty: 

1. Give

Every gift makes a big impact! For example, did you know just $10 can provide gardening equipment for a family to grow their own food? Or that just $25 can provide a pair of chickens?

Young Man Takes Responsibility

Last month, villagers in Đjorgovska mahala were busy with agricultural work, harvesting plums. Now a large number of them are absent because they went to harvest grapes. Also, a number went to work for two months in Slovakia. Even with smaller numbers, we held regular meetings and made personal visits to families in the mahala.

 

Though they came into meetings sad from work, they were excited to hear our Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons. Special attention was drawn to family topics on responsibilities in marriage and the upbringing of children.

 

Families Encouraged; Lives Changed

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

In Đorgovska mahala Village, our Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons, as well as the children's groups, have made many visible changes. Many families are encouraged and there are new villagers who are joining us.

 

Growing TCD Impact

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

In Djorgovska mahala, our model village, it is a period of seasonal work and some of the women from our group are on jobs to harvest strawberries, cherries, and raspberries. They use this time to transfer acquired knowledge of nutrition, health, and hygiene to women that work with them. Even though they work on those jobs, they still attend our group, regularly.

 

Visible Change

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

In our model village Dorgovska mahala, we put a lot of effort, planning, and teaching of Transformational Community Development (TCD) for the progress of the village. Although the changes are visible, there is still a lack of understanding within families, due to the small living space and a large number of villagers.

Transformed Life

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

Transformative development is slow but visible in Dorgovska mahala Village. Last month, the children prepared an event for Easter. The parents were delighted to listen to the program prepared by their children in mahala. Women were baking cookies and they all brought juices to share. Villagers understand that unity can accomplish a lot.

Empowering Villagers

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia

 

Our village model is being developed in our village of Đjorgovska mahala. Our Transformational Community Development (TCD) groups, as well as our children's groups, have made many visible changes. Many families are encouraged and new people are joining us.  

 

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