Blog: Africa

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.

Eye Care Convoy

Helwan Village, Egypt

We have started implementation of a health plan throughout the El Zabaleen area, beginning with a special medical convoy for eyes in conjunction with another organization. The doctors came with all their devices, equipment, and medical necessities and did eye worksheets for 85 men, women, and children.

Women and Children Engage in Change

The dedication of the GHNI-Egypt team has proven fruitful, as explained through their recent update on women’s and children’s programs.

Ezbit el Nakhl, Egypt

“We presented awareness lessons in different fields to the ladies. About health, we talk about gout disease. About social, how to face financial problems. About emotional, we talk about turning bad choices to good choices. Also, educating about how to protect our children from risk and dangerous things such as electricity and fire.

“Love Your Enemies” … in Action

From the desk of GHNI’s Jeff Power, who has walked closely alongside the community of Gambella, Kenya, in their five-year journey with Transformational Community Development (TCD).  Jeff gladly shares this account of love, loss, and triumph in Kenya!

Attir, Kenya

We’ve all heard the powerful expression, “Love your neighbor.” It’s not ultimately a religious or philosophical statement, but rather a statement of need – it’s what NEEDS to happen to change the world.

Eager for Change

A hard-working village has eagerly begun working for lasting change in their community, according to the GHNI-Ethiopia. One of the villagers delivers a message of thanks and inspiration.

Garmaam, Ethiopia

“Garmaam has now begun the first harvest after the completion of the water irrigation project. The community is seeing a huge benefit from the project as well as the fruit of each group member working hard.