Blog: Africa

Encouraged by Giving

Upper Egypt Village Cluster, Egypt

When they heard a new orphanage house opened in their village, ten women from one of the Community Development Education (CDE) groups decided to visit. They wanted to support these children who do not have parents. They collected some money among themselves to buy some gifts for the children, including sweets & toys.

Better Nutrition from New Crop Variety

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

Kambi, who lives and works in Seneba Village, has been deployed to a new location, Logouga Village. This will help to provide more opportunities for Transformational Community Development (TCD) training in this village. They have heard about all the good things that have taken place in Saneba and they are keen to learn.

Finding Fulfillment in Teaching

Dogon Gada Village, Nigeria

Jonathan is a young, single man from Kogi State who lives and works in Abuja. Sometime in February 2015, he met Martins, GHNI National Field Leader for Nigeria. Jonathan shared with Martins about his need for training and rest. Martins suggested he visited Dogon Gada Village for those purposes.

Water Filtration is Key to Health

Dogon Gada Village, Nigeria

The water situation in Dogon Gada Village was yet to be resolved, though the solution was very imminent. For now, the villagers still travel long distances in search of water. Sometimes, they get clean water, other times they do not. The water they get is sometimes muddy and dirty.

Farmers Pull Resources Together

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

The Bulesa Dima community took on a big challenge for a lifetime opportunity and created the slogan, “There is power in unity.”

Most of these people were unskilled, but they had naturally smart minds, which came up with great ideas for their future. They had strategized a plan for their future by using small resources from every individual. Manpower was their most available resource. Thus, they formed “Power in Unity” in order to bring lasting changes to their village.

Mom Succeeds as Micro Entrepreneur

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

Through Transformational Community Development (TCD) training, Micro Entrepreneurship was a major source of transformation for Ola Nagele Village. Due to the group unity and hard work, the change in the village is unbelievable. The women had a pillar for one another.

Water Safety Knowledge Saves Lives

Attir Village, Kenya

There were showers of blessings on Attir Village concerning water availability. The rains came in plenty, and so water was available. Temporary as it was, it had relieved and saved the villagers from walking long distances in search of water. However, though the rain was a major blessing, it turned sour if it was not properly handled and received.

Entrepreneurs Overcoming Poverty

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TCD Training Yields Increased Income

Garmaam Village, Ethiopia

Abdule and Kedija are couples and live in Garmaam Village. They both work very hard and have four children.

After Abdule and Kedija took Transformational Community Development (TCD) training, they joined in TCD groups to change their life. Previously, Abdule had no work. Sometimes he watched their cattles. Kedija tried to engage herself in small business activities, but those activities could not change her life.

School Attendance Increases

Alishow Village, Ethiopia

Ahemed, Kemal, and Abdulahi lived in Alishow Village. They did not attend school because they had to watch their family’s cattle.