This region of Turkey is surrounded by some of the most strikingly beautiful scenery and is inhabited by wonderful, free-thinking people. They are also a leery and suspicious people as this region of Turkey is one of the most neglected and underdeveloped in all of Turkey.
The government provides some basic infrastructure, but it is inadequate. GHNI is focused on giving these villages health and wellness training and educational help from the five areas in our Transformational Community Development (TCD) model.
Medical care is sparse and insufficient. Our star associate staff is a family practitioner (Dr. K) whose family comes from this region. With regular visits throughout the year, Dr K is able to offer some basic health care to these people, though he wishes it were more. Dr K visits the region regularly, making house calls, visiting the sick and elderly and providing free medicines to those who cannot afford them. Probably more important than the medical help that he provides, Dr K give the people of region HOPE.