Blog: Africa

Model Villager Sets the Pace

Mohammed is a strong and hardworking villager in Kito Village. His story was told before, but it is good to tell his story again, as he is a model villager in the Agricultural Group. Besides the group farm, Mohammed has his own farmland. He planted tomatoes on one hectare (about 2.5 acres) of land and produced forty boxes of tomatoes. This earns him 35,000 birr (nearly $1,200). This is huge money for him when we compare it to his life three years ago. He did not have this much money before. Now, he is a model villager and he recruited one person to replace him in the group.

Help & Hope for a Widow

Duleti lives in Harowayo Village. She is married and has four children. Her husband died three years ago, so life was very difficult for her family, as the burden of supporting the family fell upon her. She was recruited by the village leaders to join the Agriculture Group. Duleti is working hard and now earns enough money to support her children. Since she joined, she has earned more than 32,000 birr (about $1,100) in the last two years. Now, three of her children can attend school


Blooming Onion Business

Chalise and Gelgelo are husband and wife, who have three children. Gegelo was in the military, but because he was not healthy, he left the military, returned to his village, and married his wife, Chalise. After he came back, he was earning a very small income from the government, which was not enough money to run his family. The children were growing and so were their needs, so they found a solution in joining the Transformational Community Development (TCD) group. Before they joined, they had watched their friends progress, and this inspired them a lot, too.

TCD Comes to Tuti

Tuti Village is a new project location for Transformational Community Development (TCD) in Ethiopia. Lema and Megerssa are active members of our Agriculture Group in Tuti Village. They serve as group leaders on both the Water Committee and Agriculture Group. At this point, we are focused on training about TCD. After the training, they were happy and very egger to implement the knowledge. Getting started, the Agriculture Group members prepared land for different crops. The Wellness Committee will start teaching the community about wellness.

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?

Overcoming Life's Challenges

Women of Ezbit el Amir


Sewing Machines Project

Lessons for a Lifetime

Children of Helwan

Shahed  is nine years old and was honored after her regular visits to the center. She said,

TCD at Work

Economic conditions are very difficult in Egypt these days, but one of the richest businessmen in Egypt decided to help families preparing for the start of school. This businessman decided to help 1,000 children in the seven villages where we provide Transformational Community Development (TCD) training. He provided each child with a lunch box, a bottle of water, and a notebook. The children had great joy as did their families.


Wellness Through Walking

Women of Ezbit el Nakhl

Riding Out the Rainy Season

Transformational Community Development (TCD) work in Ngassa Village was greatly hampered by the heavy rains experienced in this year's rainy season which made the village inaccessible from Maroua, where John Babalola, Joshua Samuel, and Jeremiah Yohanna have their accommodation. We have yet to put up any building in Ngassa. Babalola and his team have no living quarters in the village, so they commute from Maroua to the village every time. With the floods, it became impractical to commute to and from Ngassa.