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Literacy and Slavery Prevention

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There are a number of complex factors that play a role in the chain of modern slavery. People who fall victims to modern slavery, such as bonded labor, often come from impoverished backgrounds and have very few resources available to them. Many of these people, for example, do not know how to read or write, […]

Ethiopian Women Empowered through Farming

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Women in Garmaam Village used to shoulder most of the family responsibilities, but all that is changing. Where men tended to avoid work and live off their wives’ income, the wives are now inspiring them to contribute to their families. Through Transformational Community Development (TCD), women in several Ethiopian villages formed farming cooperatives. Now, not […]

Educate a Girl, Train a Village: 3 Ways to Empower Women

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It’s no secret that around the world, females tend to suffer most from the stresses of severe poverty. Insufficient resources to properly feed and educate all members of a family often result in forced early marriage for girls or their sale into slavery, while little to no education negatively impacts their ability to earn a […]

Students Come from Far and Wide

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Students overwhelmed by the opportunity to learn how to use a computer share their experiences with Jitendra, Manager of the Jharkhand Computer Institute. His update on the center will certainly cause you to think differently about technology!   Jharkhand Computer Institute, India Anand speaks about his new skill: “My name is Anand. I come from […]

It’s All in the Eggs

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Originally posted on the GHNI website. Did you know the cost of a dozen eggs remains fairly consistent globally? And eggs are an important staple across cultures. Filled with vital protein, omega-3 fats, B vitamins and other nutrients, eggs pack a nutritional punch. Chicken farming can be an important component for villagers working to rise […]

Remembering Mother’s Sewing Machine

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Originally posted on the GHNI website For many women in the western world, sewing is a hobby. Some love to create quilts for a friend’s newborn or homemade Halloween costumes for children. Many search Pinterest for the latest DIY project and begin threading the sewing machine. When we reminisce about our mother’s sewing machine, fond […]

3 Ways Education Ends Extreme Poverty

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Originally posted on the GHNI website “Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability,” proclaims The World Bank. GHNI’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) process includes helping villagers provide primary education to every boy and girl in their village. Please read the below […]

Well Ends More than Thirst

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Originally posted on the GHNI website BT Village, Nepal Do you have a daughter? A mother? A sister? A wife? A close female friend? I imagine everyone can answer “yes” to at least one of those questions. The people of *BT Village, Nepal can also answer, “yes…” or maybe the answer is, “I used to.” […]

School for Local Children Nears Completion

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Originally posted on the GHNI website A few years ago collecting clean water was and arduous journey for the girls and women of Sheldon Village. Since they installed piping from a mountain spring into their village, they have plenty of water and their girls have time to go to school! The team in Afghanistan are […]

Orphans and Widows of HIV/AIDS

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Originally posted on the GHNI website It’s no secret that HIV and AIDS is a leading cause of death in Kenya. Here’s the story of one village whose community is making plans to curb the statistics. Attir Village, Kenya “Mama Veronica is HIV and AIDS victim. She has given birth to nine children, of which […]