Blog: Africa

Living to Live, Not Just Survive!

Dogon Gada, Village

Luka lives in Dogon Gada Village, Nigeria, with his wife and children.  When we first met this family, their life was full of hospital visits for illnesses such as malaria, the children’s severe diarrhea and vomiting, and skin diseases, just to name a few. 

Stopping the Spread of HIV in Kenya

Whether HIV/AIDS is present in rural Kenyan villages is not a question. The true question is why is it still spreading?

Mourning to Transforming

Losing a loved one is always hard but a community walking alongside those in mourning encapsulates the pain with hope. This very thing is happening in the life of Mrs. Ekuraye through Transformational Community Development in her village according to our team in Kenya.

Mama Halima’s New Kitchen

Mothers worldwide want their children to be happy and healthy. This woman had no idea why her children were getting sick so often until she began taking wellness lessons through GHNI’s Transformational Community Development program…and it changed their lives!

Ola Nagele Village, Kenya

“Mama Halima’s family health has been transformed. She is one of the women whose life has really transformed through the wellness lesson that local GHNI staff have taught.

Overcoming Child Malnutrition

Starving children in Africa is not a new concept in this world. Overcoming child malnutrition using long-term sustainable methods is. Our team in Burkina Faso is beginning this new trend one village at a time!

Saneba Village, Burkina Faso

“Malnutrition is a major issue over the country. Starting a nutrition program is the next priority for the community of Saneba Village.

The Story of Bitrus

Villagers in Dogon Gada have known for some time how important it was to find a way to give their children an education. They even started a school without the proper four walls. Now the school is being fully operated and star pupils are standing out. Here’s one story for you from the GHNI Nigeria team.

Lasting Development

The realities of illiteracy and lack of medical facilities in this area are soon to be a part of the past. After much hard work the GHNI Egypt team has finally found a location and begun building this much-needed community center, which will be used for Transformational Community Development (TCD) training and so much more! Here’s the latest from the building site.

Soap Sells

New income-generating activities are transforming the norm in this community! Not only will the families benefit from the increased income, but fences are being mended within their relationships.  GHNI Burkina Faso tells the full story…

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.