Thanksgiving in Tajikistan

Murtoch-Talon Cluster Village, Tajikistan


This was a very hard month for me and my family, personally, as my grandmother died this month, but we are okay and say thank you for everything. The members of our community came one-by-one to greet our family. Even though it was a sad time, it was also an opportunity to reflect about how we want to spend our lives.


In spite of the difficulties, our Transformational Community Development (TCD) work in the villages is going great. Everything stems from a place of helping others. This month we made a Thanksgiving Day for 14 villages. We gathered the people we work with, our partners, invited the head of the Rushdi* district, along with other leaders. 


At this time, we also displayed some of the produce from our Food Always In The Home (FAITH) kitchen gardens. In the Spring, we taught villagers how to grow their own healthy fruits and vegetables. All summer, we taught Health lessons throughout the 14 villages. The head of the district was very encouraged and grateful to GHNI for the Water lessons, FAITH Kitchen Gardens, masks, facilitating sports competitions, and helping so many elderly villagers. It was a great time! 


Thank you!



GHNI Partner Volunteer

*For the purpose of safety, "Rushdi” is a pseudonym for the location related to this project.