Blog: Africa

HIV/AIDS Orphan Receives Care

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

Farhia is a 12 year old orphan. She inherited HIV/AIDS from her now deceased parents. Though she adhered to her antiretroviral therapy, she was overcome by stigmatisation that led her to defaulting on her drugs. This challenge led her to drop out of school and be alone at home, since other children avoided being with her in fear of getting the disease.

From Street Orphan to Student: The Story of Boniface

Shambani Village in northern Kenya is home to a few thousand members of the Turkana tribe, Kenya’s second largest pastoral group. When GHNI staff first visited them in the summer of 2010, they were welcomed with singing and dancing, then sat down with the villagers to learn how they could be of help.

Ethiopian Teen Farmers Earn School Fees

Historically, children in the pastoralist families of North Ethiopia did not attend school - they were small shepherds for their family’s cattle. First light found them headed not to classes, but to the distant valleys among hazy, camel-hump hills. There they spent their days herding the family’s livestock to far pastures of Jarra Finger grass.

Mango Seedling Sales

Tuka Village, Ethiopia

Tuka Village is one of the very good villages in southern Ethiopia. All five areas of Transformational Community Development (TCD) have been implemented in this village.

Youths’ Initiatives Reap High Rewards

Garmaam Village, Ethiopia

Garmaam Village is 50 km (about 30 miles) west of Dire Dawa Town. Jemila is 16 years old and lives in Garmaam.

Working for His Future

Alishow Village, Ethiopia

Hussein is 14 years old and lives in Alishow Village with his family. He attended the elementary school, but after he finished grade six, there was no secondary school in the village. Hussein could not continue his education because his family was financially not able to send him to attend a secondary school 25 km (about 15 miles) from his village. So he decided to stop school and start to take care of his family’s camels.

Young Girls Work Hard for Their Education

Mudiyambo Village, Ethiopia

Diro and Ayantu are 15 and 16 years old and live in Mudiyambo Village. They are very good friends and attend school in the village together.

I had a discussion with these young girls. Their passion is to grow in all ways, and they are very hopeful for their future. They are very serious when they attend school.

Young Boy Wishing for Peace

Helwan Village, Egypt

Yousef is 11 years old and lives in the region of 15th of May – Helwan Village. In an interview, he said, “I love you, Mr. Azmy, more than my father.” When I asked him why, he replied, “You teach us how to love all people.”

Yousef also said that he loves all people in his home region of the 15th of May. He wishes to see all people in the 15th of May live in peace, stop fighting among families, and learn how to be patient and loving to others.

Furthermore, he said,

Sewing for Her Own Success

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

We met Om Mina, one of the ladies who has been in our sewing project. She’s received training, along with a Singer brand sewing machine. She expresses her happiness as she sees her dream come true through GHNI’s efforts to help those like her achieve self-sustainability.

Families Consider Matters of the Heart

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt

Trying a Different Response