Blog: The Middle East

Motivated by Gratitude

The war is awful, but HOPE is more powerful and joyful and helps to overcome all the sorrows and suffering.

Families are living in tents made of wood, nylon, and cartons. Life is very hard in these uncomfortable conditions, very hot in summer and cold in winter. After eight years of war, nothing has changed.


Overcoming Horror and Regaining Hope

*Aliye is an Iraqi refugee from Qaraqosh village. She left her village when a violent group attacked Mosul and the surrounding villages. She moved to Erbil with her family and since they didn’t have a place to stay, they stayed at a community center for a couple months. They had to share the same hall and bathroom with thousands of people. The situation was miserable.  


Helping Dreams Be Realized

In Al Mufradat, Maliha's 16-year-old daughter, Rahma, has learning difficulties and there is not a school that will accept her. She doesn’t know how to read or speak properly, and she needs special attention. GHNI helped by providing a special teacher to teach her. Rahma has a dream to be a doctor one day and we can't wait to see her achieve that dream of hers. She has such a pure heart and wants to help many.


Overcoming Language and Cultural Barriers to Assist Others

Yemeni Refugees in Jordan


Treating All in Need


Dr. Fadi saw many patients this quarter and most could be directly diagnosed and treated in the clinic. Among the cases he treated were pain syndromes, gastrointestinal issues, various infections, skin conditions, and chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases. A few patients needed to be referred to specialists and hospitals. Some patients were sent for lab tests outside of the clinic, but many were not able to afford the cost of the tests that Dr. Fadi wanted them to have.


Bringing TCD to the Yazidi

After four years of exile, the Yazidi families we serve cannot return home. There are physical barriers, such as no running and clean water and limited electricity. Most of their homes are destroyed and they can’t earn enough money for their daily lives, much less to rebuild. Moreover, there are leftover mines and booby traps. Neighbors who joined with violent groups who seek to kill and enslave them still live there. There also remain various groups in power that do not have good intentions toward the Yazidi.

Giving Tuesday is Today!

The day we've been waiting for has finally arrived! Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to become a more committed supporter of GHNI. As a reminder, there are 3 easy ways you can join in the movement today and help villagers end their extreme poverty: 

1. Give

Every gift makes a big impact! For example, did you know just $10 can provide gardening equipment for a family to grow their own food? Or that just $25 can provide a pair of chickens?

4 More World-Changing Holiday Gift Ideas

How's that holiday gift list coming? Still have some names to check off? We've got you covered! If you didn't find what you needed on our first list of 5 Gifts That Help End Poverty, here are some more ideas to consider this season.










Why Should You Participate in Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a response to consumerism after Thanksgiving, specifically Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It started small, but each year, more and more organizations and donors have participated worldwide.


Giving Tuesday is huge for Global Hope Network International. In 2017, donors gave nearly $16,000 to support GHNI’s greatest need. That’s enough money to support an entire Transformational Community Development (TCD) village for a full year!

What Is Giving Tuesday?

If you have been waiting for the right time to make a gift to GHNI, we’d like to invite you to join us for Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national initiative to encourage people to include donations to nonprofit organizations among their holiday gifts.