Blog: Africa

Enough Earnings to Build a Home

Mudiyambo Village, Ethiopia

Kiya is our Transformational Community Development (TCD) worker of GHNI in the south. He is a hard worker and has spent time coaching Goyo and his wife Kemo in Mudiyambo Village.

Goyo, Kemo, and their children have been working hard to change their lives. The family was very happy to get the knowledge we teach in TCD.

Once Penniless, Now a Community Leader

Tuka Village, Ethiopia

Yeshihareg lives in Tuka Village. She is a widow, 39 years old, whose husband died five years ago. They did not have children, so she was hopeless.

Today, Yeshihareg is a leader of the Transformational Community Development (TCD) Women’s Group in Tuka Village. Two years ago, GHNI lent the group 30,000 Birr (about $1,450) for 12 women to start a goat-raising project. They bought 42 goats, and Yeshihareg received three goats.

Gaining New Ways to Cope

Upper Egypt Village Cluster, Egypt

One woman who attended the Community Development Education (CDE) group meetings shares how her life was transformed:

Addressing the Heart

Ezbit el Nakhl Village, Egypt


We care about all aspects of development in children in Ezbet El Nakhl Village. One of the most important things that we focus on is their talents and how they can express themselves through drawing. In our day of talent, every child has an opportunity to be innovative on their own paper.

Sewing Business Helps Achieve Her Dream

Ezbit el Amir Village, Egypt

Making the rounds again, we made visits to follow up with all the women that took sewing machines and lessons. Some women needed to maximize using their machine to increase their income. They needed to buy more linens in order to make bed sheets in order to increase their income. Thus, we went to the wholesale markets for textiles in Central Cairo called "El Moskey”. After searching for the best fabrics at the best prices, we bought linens for making bed sheets for children and adults.

Experts Teach Agriculture

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

In partnership with another NGO last month, GHNI was able to bring four expert trainers to Saneba Village. This enabled us to train 48 people in different subjects related to agriculture - including animal rearing, composting, use of biofuels, and market gardening.

Milk Goats are the Answer

Bulesa Dima Village, Kenya

The Bulesa Dima community is mainly Borana Tribe, whose main activity is rearing livestock but climatic change, famine, and drought heat their area is killing most of their livestock.

A Widow Now Supports Her Family and More

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

Mama Sharu is one of the poor widows with no support from anywhere. She has to be the father and the mother to her four children. She is all they depend on as their breadwinner.

Borehole Wells are Vital in Drought

Attir Village, Kenya

We are trying all possible ways to create and bring help and hope in transformation of Attir Village. Life has not been pleasant or encouraging to the people of Attir. They have always pumped all their efforts into possibly gaining better, transformed lives, but they have been derailed by nature.