Blog: India

TCD Catches on as Lives Are Changed!

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

As we were expecting, more people are excited about our Transformational Community Development (TCD) program. In Dhokar Jhara Village, Ranga and Hempur were like many who had negative thoughts about the potential success of TCD. They are now convinced they can change their situation through this program.  

Students Come from Far and Wide

Students overwhelmed by the opportunity to learn how to use a computer share their experiences with Jitendra, Manager of the Jharkhand Computer Institute. His update on the center will certainly cause you to think differently about technology!


Jharkhand Computer Institute, India

Anand speaks about his new skill:

Education Program Returns

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

I resumed the educational program in all three villages in Dhoker Jhara cluster. I have also encouraged many people to begin income generation projects. They want to raise goats for additional income.    

We had to close the education project due to financial reasons, but now we have resumed it. All the children are very happy that they are now given additional tutoring for study. Parents are also happy about this.    


Seeds of Hope

Jatapara Village, India

Chandmuni is a young woman who is very happy about Transformational Community Development (TCD) in her village of Jatapara. She is now taking initiative to teach others about the importance of TCD. She is helping other village women of Jatapara to learn about nutritious food. Through her perseverance, they have decided to do a kitchen garden in the dry season, also.

Bringing in the Harvest

Jatapara Village, India

For villagers in Jatapara Village, summer marks the season which will foretell whether their children’s stomachs will be full or empty. Busy with planting rice, and sometimes corn in higher elevations, mothers and fathers give every ounce of their energy to their work. This is their only source of income for the year; their only chance to provide their children with proper nourishment for success in school...for a chance at life.

Ending Poverty One Villager at a Time

No matter where you live, poverty exists.  What we see on our national news, it is just the glimpse of the extreme poverty in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  Much of the world’s poverty is hidden, covered or ignored in our modern existence.  It is too much for us to bear!

GHNI workers cannot turn away from the realities. Our field workers walk daily alongside hidden and hurting communities. They watch as villages transform before their eyes.  There is a solution to poverty and it lies within villagers; it lies within those currently living in poverty.

Learning to Think Sustainably

Part of sustainable development for the villagers who work with us is learning to change their way of thinking—“Will this sustain me today?” to “Will this sustain me for a lifetime?”  These two villages have been making great progress, according to GHNI-India’s leaders, who have shared these transformational stories…


High School Student Gives Back

Transformational Community Development (TCD) is all about the community leading their own change. In this story recently shared with us by GHNI-India, we were encouraged to see that age doesn’t matter when it comes to serving one’s community!

Jatapara Village, India

“We have been able to train the committee and they are able to see the importance of TCD. 

The Power of Technology over Poverty

Jharkhand Computer Institute, India

Miss Baha wondered how she would help her family afford food and other daily needs. She didn’t have the skills needed to acquire a decent-paying job; when she heard about the Jharkhand Computer Institute, she grabbed the opportunity. She didn’t know anything about computers and English was a major challenge. This center was established by GHNI to educate in computers and English as a tool for income generation in this diverse region of the world.