Blog: Other Regions

Catching the Vision for Transformation

House of Esther, Armenia


Transformational Community Development (TCD) training took place at the end of May in the House of Esther (HoE). Before the training, we spent some time on administration and preparation. We had participants from Armenia, Kazakhstan, US, Holland, England, and Uzbekistan.



Children’s Camp and Chickens!

Spitak, Armenia


In this month, our new members have spent time discovering, making connections, getting introduced to the programme, and introducing the House of Esther (HoE) to people. They took some local community leaders to visit the HoE, as they want to have good connections and network, which will help later in the future projects.


Ana’s New Attitude

Đorgovska mahala Village, Serbia


“My name is Ana, and I’m twelve years old. I’m the daughter of Alise and Sasa. I live in Đorgovska mahala Village with my parents and grandparents. I’m part of the Transformational Community Development (TCD) group, along with my mom and grandma, also. My grandfather and father are musicians, and that’s how they support all of us.



Positioned as a Training Center

It’s winter at the House of Esther (HoE) and since October, there have been a few days of snow, wind, and cold temperatures. We gathered firewood and branches to burn in the recently installed wood stove. We also worked to insulate all visible pipes, water tanks, and outside faucets. The greenhouse plantings were prepared for winter.


Learning Self-Worth Improves Life

Jasha and her husband Zoran are part of our Transformational Community Development (TCD) group. Now she's a regular to our gatherings. Thanks to TCD, she saw the changed life of her husband and she wants to learn and change her previous habits.


Their marriage relationship is better, and Jasha goes for regular medical examinations. Although she has a rare physical defect, thanks to TCD she is learning to see herself as a worthy person and how to be filled with love for her neighbors, in a harmony and unity.


GHNI Partner


A Family Learns to Thrive

Jelena lives in a Đorgovska mahala with her husband and three children (two boys and a girl). Her husband is a musician and supports the family as such. Life has been very hard for them. Now, Jelena is part of our Transformational Community Development (TCD) group. Her behavior towards her husband and children has improved and there is more peace in the family. Jelena has also learned how to care and maintain good health from the TCD.

Preparing for Winter

Tangible Transformations

Many villagers have returned from being away for seasonal work and the school year has started. Our regular visits were limited due to agricultural work. The women that were working in our town were regular to our gatherings. Improvement can be seen in their lives, thanks to our Transformational Community Development (TCD) program.

The last three months, we had bank training. The women in the mahala started saving money from their income, so that they could start their businesses. Every month, they are putting money aside.