Crank’n Good Reports Out of India !!!

Stream Dam – 2nd crop
Manu w/ 2nd crop

Titling Standard  – IN 002 Dhokerjhara 1702  Monthly Update

Country: India                                     TCD Location: Dhokerjhara

 Your name: Manu Kisku                     Date – 29 March 2017

 This month we are excited seeing fruit of our labour. Two months back, me and some villagers had planted wheat paddy, now it’s grown big and ready to become a model of the second cropping. Because of the less water, people didn’t want to risk their capital on second cropping, but we successfully showed them that; from the nearby seasonal river, we can get enough water to cultivate our farms. We blocked the river with mud and stones and made a small dam. Water on this dam is sufficient enough to fulfill the need of our farms. We are hoping that next time more other villagers will get involve with us for the second cropping. It’s very hard to convince people for something which they are not used to. Making them do second cropping has always been a great challenge for us.

Raj – Student At Computer Cen
TCD lessons w/ women of the local community
Priyanka H. – Computer Center

Titling Standard –IN 006 Hooghly 1701 Monthly Update

Country: INDIA                                                TCD Location: Hooghly          

Your name: Bapi Banerjee                             Date –05 February 2017

We have started new group in a place called ‘camp’. There mostly people are migrated from Bangladesh. I have given them the lesson on relief and development with the story of river crossing. They are very enthusiastic to learn themselves and agreed to teach others as well. The people in the camp are living in very congested area, many houses has even no drain to pass the wastage water of their house. There is no drainage facility available. People are suffering from diseases. So I have decided to do the TCD lessons with them to have development in their community.

Computer center is also going on well. The kids are now learning school course. We have kids from different classes such as grade 3rd to university level.  Such as one young girl name Priyanka H., she is very interested in learning computer, though I wrote about her before. Her father is a carpenter and mother is a maid servant. Priyanka is learning computer since one year with our center. She did very well in her computer subject in the school.

These are but a few of the reports I have received monthly from our TCD ventures in India.  Thanks to you, we are able to move forward in many other villages and in many other venues of TCD!  Thank you!!!  Daniel

Nepal – DR … to TCD !

Little boy & bag (village help) - Nepal
Little boy & bag (village help) – Nepal

GHNI-Nepal is wholly committed to TCD-Transformational Community Development. Disaster Relief, in the mean time, has consumed all our energies and resources to date since the earthquakes. We are still in the throws of disaster relief right now.
Tin distribution-village 8-'15
Tin distribution-village 8-’15

The majority of our income-donations for Nepal continues to be requested and focused on DR. Vast numbers of villages are still in need of DR help from so many sources, and we are helping in every conceivable way we can in GHNI.
off-loading truck -Nepal 8-'15
off-loading truck -Nepal 8-’15

Winter is coming quick, and shelter from the elements is essential to all remote villages. So we continue disaster relief.
Tents Kathmandu 8-'15
Tents Kathmandu 8-’15

Yet … yet, GHNI is not primarily a DR agent. So as soon as we can see the “light-of-day” from DR … we are transitioning in TCD! Thanks for being so faithful in helping us in this hoped-for transition coming soon in Nepal. It’s our heart to provide self-sustainability as quickly as possible … !
Dan

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Geneva Leadership Team – Africa/Middle East/Asia

Geneva Leadership Team
Geneva Leadership Team

Within every worthy endeavor is healthy authentic servant leadership. Geneva Switzerland and across the border in France, GHNI hosted its regional leaders from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. GHNI labors in very difficult areas of these regions. This requires all of our staff to lead in a fashion of serving each other out of each of our sources of strength.

Sushil, Martins & Murray
Sushil, Martins & Murray

For one leader, it may be a strength of personality, influence. For another it may be primarily from abilities to raise donor/financial awareness. For another it may be in cross-cultural initiatives and training. For yet another it may be in their primary role of administration and/or logistics. For others it may be in their technical background. The key is that we recognize and come alongside each other in their need(s), thereby fulfilling accomplishments impossible for any one individual.

GLT Fondu Party
GLT Fondu Party

We are both humbled yet proud to serve alongside each of our team members and leaders from these regions.

Differing countries in one common purpose ...
Differing countries in one common purpose …

Each of us on the team is equally thankful for you who undergird and support these our common endeavors. With your help we are all equally involved and committed to providing help and hope for the hidden and hurting. Thanks … Dan
Dan & Martins
Dan & Martins

Water, Good Water Always Has A Start – Dhangadhi, Nepal

Water, good water endeavors, take a measure of time, resources and people-power to accomplish.

"Beginnings" Of A New Well Being Dug
“Beginnings” Of A New Well Being Dug

Wrapping up my time in Dhangadhi, Nepal after our GHNI anti-Human Trafficking Conference, I was able to visit and assess three well sites we(actually you!) have been sponsoring and re-equipping. Each well has it’s own unique history. One was being newly established. While another was already long-term and pumping clean quality water for much-needed irrigation of rice and other crops. And yet another was in the process (literally, while we were there) of being changed over from a high-maintenance/high-energy consumption diesel pump … to an extremely low-maintenance/highly efficient electric pump. All you-GHNI sponsored!

"Pump Installation Ready" Well Awaiting New Electric Pump
“Pump Installation Ready” Well Awaiting New Electric Pump

It’s difficult to put into words all the help and benefits provided in each of these well installations and upgrades. Allow your imagination some entertainment in a few of these listed below. And then “CLICK ON” each/BOTH of the “CLICK ON” texts below to link to a brief video from David(our GHNI Dhangadhi, Nepal Field Lead) to get some additional “fluid perspective” on (1) our work there and (2) the new water being pumped.

* Water: provides for many abundant needs ranging from 2nd-season irrigation, cooking, washing, hygiene, thirst
* Work: provides for needs to work, self-esteem, physical activity and wholeness of life
* Weather: provides for non-season non-monsoonal water needs when water tables are lowest
* Worth: micro-enterprise is a GHNI pillar, providing many potentials for incomes and additional incomes generation
* Winning: Hope is desperately needed in each of our lives. Hope runs in abundance in these TCD endeavors!!!

“#1 – CLICK ON” for video of David explaining some TCD input and these new wells.

"Seconds Away" Is the Water - SEE Video "CLICK HERE"
“Seconds Away” Is the Water – SEE Video “#2 – CLICK HERE”

“#2 – CLICK ON” HERE for well water actually starting to pump out of this new diesel to electric conversion process …

Thanks to YOU … this is all available to increasing numbers of people in “this your village”! 🙂
Dan

Kathmandu & Nepal …

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Me being re-assigned to now work in Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (and India), will mean more GHNI activity blogs from these countries and others as we begin work in them. Our newest GHNI staff member is Nepalese and I so look forward to working with him in Nepal. Ironically, Kiran Karki only a few days ago sent this e-mail to me, explaining some of the flooding situations in Nepal and even near his home in Kathmandu. Following is his e-mail:

Dear All,
In August, Nepal has faced heavy rains which brought flooding and landslides in the many parts of the country. Many people lost their lives and many are displaced. A big section of the Arniko Highway joining Nepal and China was washed away, and the lake is inundating settlements, farms and bridges. As word spread, there is panic in some areas as people fled to higher ground.
The landslide site is 1km upstream from the intake structure of the Sun Kosi Power House at Dolalghat, and downstream from the Bhote Kosi Hydroelectric Project. Many people have been lost and many houses were swept away by the recent flood in Darchula district and other districts in far-western Nepal due to the flood in Mahakali, Seti, and Karnali rivers. Other villages have also been affected due to the flood. Rescue effort have been affected as well due to the high level of water.

Kiran (National Nepal GHNI Director)
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We always give you thanks as we continue our work … now also in Nepal … especially as we open up this country to help them with TCD!
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.
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“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!