Blog: Asia

The Story of Cash

Catching the vision, a Sendana villager has not only improved his cocoa farm but encouraged his neighbors in their methods. GHNI-Indonesia shares the story:

Sendana, Indonesia

“Cash is a young man from Sendana. Like each man in the village, he got married early – he is 24 years old now – and started working on the field at a young age. When his father died two years ago, he inherited a cocoa field in bad condition: old and sick trees.  He had a lack of knowledge on caring for cocoa trees.

Women Empowered in Nepal

BT Village*, Nepal

Visiting women every Friday and Saturday in a small village in rural Nepal, our village trainer, David, is hopeful for transformation.

“I have translated some slavery prevention lesson for them. I gave Transformational Community Development (TCD) lesson on slavery. I taught about the importance on women in the community, why and how to respect women, and what is the role of women in the community.”

English, Math, and Science Change Lives!

GHNI-Indonesia recently shared this story about how understanding the value of education can change lives one family at a time:

Camba Berua Village, Indonesia

“For the past 15 months a group of college students has been faithfully teaching a group of 20+ kids every week in many subjects such as English, math, & science but, most importantly, just hanging out with the kids.

Computer Center Inaugurated

After long awaiting resources to begin a computer center in Bendall, GHNI-Afghanistan celebrated in its recent inauguration. Aiding in developing a self-sustaining community, the center will provide an educational opportunity otherwise inaccessible to students which will aid in attaining good jobs in the future.

Bendall Village, Afghanistan

“This month was a month for celebration in Bendall, as funding for the long-awaited Computer Center arrived!

Can Dolly Achieve Her Dreams?

Living in a western society, many children have dreams and the opportunity to make those dreams a reality. The GHNI India team shares the harsh reality of dream fulfilment in the government-run village school in Dhoker Jhara.

Micro-Loans Help Thilagawathy’s Family

Things are looking up for Sri Lankan families, according to a recent update from GHNI-Sri Lanka. Following the decision of the villagers to begin a micro-loan program, one family is already beginning to reap great benefits, as told by our field workers.

Where is My Sister?


Anger and frustration welled up within David when his friend told him, “My little sister is missing. My parents don’t know where she has gone.” Days, weeks, and months passed, and hope dwindled, as the young girl’s whereabouts remained unknown. The concerned villagers speculated, “Maybe she went to India.” “Maybe she got married.”