Train Robber to Truck Driver

Alishow Village, Ethiopia

Meet Jamal, one of the beneficiaries in Alishow Village. He is 40 years old, married, and has four children. He and his group members dug three water ponds and expanded their farm. One month ago, Jamal got 15,000 Birr (almost $740) from selling tomatoes and cabbage.

As we have said several times before, Jamal was one of the residents previously engaged in illegal activities. During his discussion with the Transformational Community Development (TCD) worker, Jamal mentioned he really appreciated GHNI. They helped him to open his eyes and see how so many opportunities were available around his village. According to him, he spends most his time these days on his field. Finally, Jamal said his future plan, is if things continue like this, are to buy his own truck and transport his and other villagers’ produce to the cities.


GHNI TCD Worker, Ethiopia