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Dhokerjhara-selling his vegetables abundant
Manik … Dhokerjhara-selling his vegetables abundant

Fresh reports “semi-edited” from source …

It’s a remarkable sign of transformation when we see something happening by itself, which we have been trying to accomplish a long time. This was so surprising as I saw two persons of our village doing business which is out of the tradition(Santal).

He is Manik. He said, “In starting it was difficult for me to chose which vegetables should I grow to make profit, because vegetables like tomato and leafy vegetables are profitable, but cannot be preserved for a long time, that’s why I started growing vegetables which can be preserved for long time like, potato, onion etc. Now I have experience to grow in large scale”. He thanks GHNI team for helping him recognize his potential.

I also found other man, Bablu, selling spicy chickpeas during sports day in our village. These are signs which shows us that whatever vision we are putting in our villagers mind for them to grow their lifestyle it has started working and they are making it true.  (Babujan)

Bablu - selling chickpeas
Bablu – selling chickpeas
Rupam - Hooghly Village Computer Centre
Rupam – Hooghly Village Computer Centre

Rupam, is 14, in 8th grade.

His father is a carpenter and mother a house wife. Rupam’s parents did not study much so it is their desire to educate him.  They know computer knowledge is as important as the regular education. His father asked if I could educate his son in our new GHNI computer center.

Rupam said, “I know how important the computer education is, and there are lot of poor students who cannot afford computer education. In future I would like to teach computer to other kids, those who cannot afford  for their computer course.”  (Sushil)

Jatapara Village goats ...
Jatapara Village goats …

This was a blessed month for villagers and a milestone for us.  With the help of GHNI, we distributed 36 goats to the villagers to make them self sustain and make them able to see the dream for their better future.

Like this family there are many families who have got so much of help with this initiative. We are so much thankful for GHNI and all who raised their hands for helping us with their effort and resources.

There is a tradition in Santal people that they never save the money for their future need, instead of that they prefer to take loan from others when they are in need, which cause them trapped by the money landers sometime. But this initiative of animal husbandry will make their mind to save their property in the form of animal which would be used in their need in future.  (Manu)

Goats(new) in Jatapara Village, India
Goats(new) in Jatapara Village, India

Thanks always for your vestments in our labors to bring help and hope to the hidden and hurting, become self-sustaining!  Daniel

Bangladesh … our newest country!

Our road and path to the new village ...
Our road and path to the new village …

Bangladesh … our newest country, village, water well, leadership development, and friends!

One of the greatest joys of any people working together in a common cause is to see an extension of their common efforts and quality labors together. Bangladesh is our newest example of this. With over a year in preparation, ground work, and relating to other organizations and leaders, we have now in February celebrated GHNI’s newest venture into what was once called “East Pakistan”(Bangladesh).

Men planting rice near new village
Men planting rice near new village

Water, clean drinkable water was the urgent need in this village, a couple of hours from the capital city of Dhaka. The villagers were ecstatic that we, together with them, were able to provide this new well. Celebrations are never a small endeavor in any village now having clean water. And they showered the visiting team with much in ceremonial thanks and words of gratefulness.

New well equals clean drinking water!
New well equals clean drinking water!
Celebrating clean drinking water
Celebrating clean drinking water

Because of your generosity and willingness to give, our efforts together(with you) have opened up Bangladesh in new and self-sustainable ways! The celebration we experienced there … was for YOU also!
Thanks! Dan

Pratiraksha & Her Knowledge-Transfer “Pull” …

Pratiraksha & Children Health Ed.
Pratiraksha & Children Health Ed.

Pratiraksha is doing such a phenomenal work in and around her home town of Dhangadhi, Nepal! Many times every month, she is spending time with children, parents and family members, “pulling” them into her warm personality and deep knowledge concerning Counter-Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS awareness, Health, and Education.

Pratiraksha & Children Dhangadhi, Nepal
Pratiraksha & Children Dhangadhi, Nepal

One of the beauties of seeing her work is in how she can so easily “draw/pull” a large number of people into her circle of influence, helping them in differing methods of education and the like. She and her mom also run an orphanage of 17 children, and an open-door clinic. Her ability to integrate Transformational Community Development(TCD) of GHNI into all she is and does, has been a win-win for all involved, especially the recipients of her work there in Nepal.

Pratiraksha & Parents AIDS/HIV Awareness
Pratiraksha & Parents AIDS/HIV Awareness

Jatapara(village), India New Pump +

"Thank You" from Jatpara, India
“Thank You” from Jatpara, India

Sponsors on specific endeavors and projects are so encouraging. Jatapara, India is a long way from Hilton Hotel, Hawaii. Yet a “connection” was made relationally between the two, as Hilton chose to sponsor a new well in this village.
Jatapara's New Well & Manu w/TCD
Jatapara’s New Well & Manu w/TCD

Manu(our GHNI staff in Jatapara) is currently leading the way as he mentors into this village, TCD, the “knowledge transfer” so important in any self-sustaining endeavor. We are grateful for he and Babujan, who have successfully completed one year of TCD in 4 villages in their areas.
River For Water Lifting
River For Water Lifting

Additionally, due to such successes as these, Hilton is offering to initiate a “River Water Lifting Project” that will allow a vast increase in crop production during the dry seasons.

We in GHNI are so thankful to you our financial backers, who have allowed us to partake of so many good accomplishments in 2014! Too many to list would be an understatement, as you have allowed us to work and develop in all five areas(Water, Food, Health, Income Generation, and Education) in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Joyful Holidays to you in this season of finishing 2014 strong and peering into 2015 with even greater endeavors TOGETHER!
Thanks so very much !!!
Dan

Geneva Switzerland & Macon, France … GHNI

GHNI staff in Geneva from the Middle East & Asia
GHNI staff in Geneva from the Middle East & Asia

What a privilege for us to enjoy a spot of variety and venue change as this trip to the GHNI Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. From there we all headed to Macon, France where we hosted over 250 delegates in “Poverty Challenges” and other venues for helping the poorest of the poor. Serving was all-inclusive for all us GHNI staff as we fed and provided all meeting arrangements for the delegates.

250+ Delegates for Poverty Challenge and other venues
250+ Delegates for Poverty Challenge and other venues

Serving meals and hosting meetings kept us all(GHNI staff) extremely busy …

Breakfast at the chateau near Macon, France
Breakfast at the chateau near Macon, France

Sampling the fresh/warm French baguette(s) as I sliced was a side benefit!  :-)
Sampling the fresh/warm French baguette(s) as I sliced was a side benefit! 🙂
(Part of) ... What a great team I work with!!!
(Part of) … What a great team I work with!!!

Education & Income-Generation in Jatapara, India !

Jatapara the GHNI adopted village in India near Dumka is now keenly focused on Education and Income Generation.
Jatapara Teaching 5-14
“Ownership” of these issues secure … their indigenous local committee chose these two as their top priority needs. Because of a lack of quality teachers in the government school, students learn little. Initially, parents were a good measure laissez faire about their children’s education. After TCD brought awareness about education and their children’s’ precious futures, parental priorities changed. The number of children now attending after-school has increase from 15 to 60. Along with education, they are also teaching music and dance. The children are naturally very excited about this!
Jatapara Dance Teaching

Jatapara also formed an Income Generation committee of all ladies. Men from this village go to Dumka and other towns for work. It is very difficult to get them involved in the committee. Many of the women in this village make country liquor and sell it to earn some money. During our committee meeting they agreed that this is not good for their society. So they have decided to plant cash crop for additional income.

Good things are happening in this village! Thanks for your help in this!

Bringing Help and Hope to the Hidden and Hurting

MONTHLY REPORT – also available in French or German – upon request – 2014

COUNTRY INDIA
PROJECT Dhokar Jhara Village (near Dumka)

PHOTO 1: Bosam Marandi, a model to villagers

Irrigation Project with Basam Marandi
Irrigation Project with Basam Marandi

Monthly reporting is integral to to our work. It is so exciting to see a 2nd generation(really a 3rd!) of envisioned TCD implementors. This recent report is word-for-word from our leadership in India and exhibits the nature of what GHNI is about. Enjoy!

The GHNI-India team is working really hard with the villagers in Dhokar Jhara and want to share their progress.

Caught the Vision!

Bosam Marandi is no more the same. He has caught the vision of TCD and he has become the model for the whole village. He grew up here. When he was very young, his father died and he being the elder son, had to take care of his family. In order for him to provide for the family, he had to go out of the village for months at a time for work. Of course this is the same case with many many other people here. This happens because of the growing season. After the growing season is over, men leave their families and go out in search for work. This is effects the education of the children and many other areas of life.

TCD is encouraging people not to go out of the village and teaching them how to grow their income while they stay in the village. Growing a second crop is one of the ways. Yet Bosam Marandi has gone one step further. Along with growing second crop, he is also doing multiple work to grow his income and has become a model for others.

Thank you for helping to change the world…
One village…
One person at a time!
Sushil reporting for GHNI