Blog: Africa

Seeds of Hope

Upper Egypt Village Cluster, Egypt

David, a young boy who participated in the Children’s Development Program (CDP), shares of his breakthrough:

Mobilizing the Workforce

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

Working together, the villagers of Saneba are moving forward with what they’ve learned from TCD training. The Wellness Committee is mindful that this is a high-risk period when mosquitoes are prevalent in the village. They have been taking all the necessary precautions to help prepare the village. The Nutrition Committee is in the process of being established.

Ethiopian Women Empowered through Farming

Women in Garmaam Village used to shoulder most of the family responsibilities, but all that is changing. Where men tended to avoid work and live off their wives’ income, the wives are now inspiring them to contribute to their families. Through Transformational Community Development (TCD), women in several Ethiopian villages formed farming cooperatives.

Women Helping Women

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

Mama Fatuma is 47 years old and the mother of four school-age children. Her life has not been easy since her husband divorced her and married another woman. She was all her children had to depend on, and at times left in darkness, not knowing where to start.

Town Hall Meeting in Garmaam

Garmaam Village, Ethiopia

Garmaam Village is one of the strongest (most successful) villages to implement Transformational Community Development (TCD). Last month there was a discussion among the five TCD committees (water, food, education, income generation, and wellness)to evaluate their activity over the last two years.

Farming Success

Tuka Village, Ethiopia

Tuno is 38 years old (though he doesn’t look it) and lives in Tuka. He is coached by our Transformational Community Development (TCD) worker, Wako. After he saw the other villagers benefit from TCD, Tuno asked Wako to help him learn. Wako helped him very much and Tuno bought one hundred mango trees from the TCD seedling center. They are growing very well and he recently harvested his first crop and got 17,000 Birr (nearly $850) in sales.

Teaching Preventive Health Care

Tuka Village, Ethiopia

Recently GHNI conducted a 15-day medical service program with our partner NGO. During this time, 1,850 people were served for dental, eye, and general medical needs. At the end of the clinic we donated 20,000 doses of medicine to the Haro Wayu post, near Tuka. All the communities were pleased with the service given by GHNI and our partner.

Farming Inspires Ethiopian Villagers

Alishow Village, Ethiopia

Inspired by Personal Enterprise

Kemal is a member of the agriculture/income committee in Alishow, a village within Megaladi.  He is 35 years old and has three children. Kemal loves to work. He is very strong and every day he is on his farm, working. He is also a group leader for the committee and encourages all members to work hard.