Blog: Africa

Overcoming Child Malnutrition

Starving children in Africa is not a new concept in this world. Overcoming child malnutrition using long-term sustainable methods is. Our team in Burkina Faso is beginning this new trend one village at a time!

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

“Malnutrition is a major issue over the country. Starting a nutrition program is the next priority for the community of Saneba Village.

The Story of Bitrus

Villagers in Dogon Gada have known for some time how important it was to find a way to give their children an education. They even started a school without the proper four walls. Now the school is being fully operated and star pupils are standing out. Here’s one story for you from the GHNI Nigeria team.

Lasting Development

The realities of illiteracy and lack of medical facilities in this area are soon to be a part of the past. After much hard work the GHNI Egypt team has finally found a location and begun building this much-needed community center, which will be used for Transformational Community Development (TCD) training and so much more! Here’s the latest from the building site.

Soap Sells

New income-generating activities are transforming the norm in this community! Not only will the families benefit from the increased income, but fences are being mended within their relationships.  GHNI Burkina Faso tells the full story…

Group Efforts Spring Up

This community is coming together to effect lasting change! Through a lot of hard work, this group of people is seeing real growth . . . literally. Here’s the story straight from GHNI Ethiopia.

Megaladi Village, Ethiopia

“The people in Megaladi Village are now inspired after seeing the transformation in the neighboring village of Garmaam. They have dug three ponds to irrigate the two hectares (over four acres) of land in the community farm.

Sewing Skills Bring Joy and Hope

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

A small pocket of Cairo’s poorest, Ezbit el Amir is a community stuck in a cycle of poverty. With low literacy rates and few jobs, villagers were without hope before GHNI began a Transformational Community Development (TCD) program there.

Malaria No More!

When a village reaches a milestone in one of the five areas of Transformational Community Development (TCD), we can’t wait to share it with you. Here’s a recent story from GHNI-Kenya on one village’s achievement in the area of wellness. 

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

“In Bulesa Dima, Mama Sake is one of our pioneers who have taken what we taught seriously and rescued her family from malaria.

From Destitute to Businesswoman

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

Habiba, an Ola Nagele villager, is an industrious woman known for her hard work and determination. A mother of five children, two boys and three girls, she often wondered how she would afford mandatory school fees. In fact, most children in Ola Nagele do not make it to high school because of the large fees.

Ethiopian Villages See Hope in the Horizon

In the midst of deep poverty, these two Ethiopian villages began GHNI’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) in hopelessness. Here are two snapshots of the transformed lives as the communities near the horizon of graduation from the program.

Hand-Washing Review

With a brand new primary school, students are anxious to attend every day. With a recent review of personal hygiene, as told by GHNI Nigeria leaders, this is all the more possible and has changed the lives of three young girls.