Taking Ownership of Development
Posted February 26, 2019
During this quarter, I've been following up by teaching lessons on health, hygiene, and disease prevention to the children’s and women’s groups. The community responded saying that Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons are so simple but very necessary and powerful tools for community development.
Villagers in the community are interested in the micro loan, sewing, farming, and goat-raising programs. These have been a small source of income for the families to support their children’s education. More families want to join the group in the coming days. There is hope arising in their village. The villagers started sitting together to talk about the future of their village. Family relationships and community relationships are built up. Slowly, they are learning and understanding about ownership and development.
Water – We have continued the lessons on safe drinking water and disease prevention to prevent sickness from various waterborne diseases.
Food – Our lessons about growing green vegetables in the garden on their own land or on leased land has positively impacted them.
Income Generation – Micro businesses, goat loan program, and vegetable farming are the key sources of support for these poor families. They worked harder and earned greater benefits.
Education – When we started the women’s and children’s classes, the literacy status increased. More children started going to school.
Wellness – Villagers look neat and clean. They are keeping their houses and surrounding area clean. This is a good transformation by TCD.
GHNI TCD Worker
*For purposes of security, “DG Village” is a pseudonym for the village being helped by this project.