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I just received a wonderful update from Celeste, our director in Sri Lanka. You might recall I took a Honolulu-based company there this year who had just adopted the village of Nallathanniya through our Adopt-a-Village program. Here's Celeste's report on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2012 at Pangeo
Asking where to use the toilet can end up saving babies. I'm at a conference of our worldwide village-coaching staff, here in Indonesia. One of our staff told this story today: "A few years years ago when we had just... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at Pangeo
This is what it's like for one company to have their heart knit to one poor village on the other side of the world. Recently a Honolulu company chose a Sri Lankan village to help through our Adopt-a-Village program. So... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Pangeo
I just returned from my first visit to our work in Tibet. We spent many days with our local director and met with local villages... and a clear picture is emerging for me of our early-stage work with the beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2012 at Pangeo
Whoever claims that the students of the world can change the world is absolutely right. The student members of Broomfield High School's National Honor Society (in the Denver metro area) have taken on the challenge of adopting a drought-stricken village... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2012 at Pangeo
What do you get when you introduce Four American moms to one poor Ethiopian village? You get huge compassion. And love. And an eagerness to help in any way they can. Meet Jennifer, Courtney, Heather and Laura (left to right,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Pangeo
We just concluded a fantastic week with our growing Kenya team. From left to right meet Dire, Dire, Habiba, Hassan and Wubshet. What a hard-working and effective team! My teammate Jonathan and I just spent a week with them, hearing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Pangeo
What if you tried to help a poor village get water, and bankrupted it in the process? It happens. And it's not good. And that's why we visited one of Africa's top windpump companies today here in Kenya. Because wind... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2012 at Pangeo
Isiolo town is our staff's base in central Kenya, as they diligently help the surrounding poor villages. Violence between tribal groups again escalated there in recent months, ebbing and flowing. Deaths have occurred sometimes weekly. And our staff are wisely... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Pangeo
I just had a great video call with Wubshet & Habiba in Kenya. They shared several pieces of good news: The recent tribal fighting has subsided. Things had gotten bad, with one particular tribe killing over a dozen people from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Pangeo
I'm now in Cairo, Egypt. We've gathered our staff from 13 countries of Africa and the Middle East... giving further training in how to help poor villages with Transformational Community Development. It's been a great week. We now have staff... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Pangeo
I'm here in Bangalore, India. We've gathered our Asian staff for a week of training in how to better help villages with Transformational Community Development. Meet Phil and John, our GHNI staff in Indonesia. I'll be taking people to Indonesia... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Pangeo
Kaltuma (pictured right), and a dozen amazing women and men like her, will now save lives in their villages. How? It's all because of our freshly-conducted training for volunteer Community Health Workers (CHWs) from each of the four villages we're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2011 at Pangeo
This week's volunteer trip is more complicated than ever because we've expanded GHNI's work to FOUR villages in this area. We call it a "village cluster." They ALL need water. They ALL need schools. They ALL need to learn how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2011 at Pangeo
In the summer of 2009 our Gambella village was attacked by the neighboring village. Seven Gambella men were shot and killed, and over 1,000 animals were stolen. Desperate drought here breeds such violence. But this water well being drilled may... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2011 at Pangeo
Last week I was invited to address a gathering of developing-world leaders in Geneva, Switzerland. What a powerful week! The Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy helps developing-world leaders craft policy to help the poor in their nation have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2011 at Pangeo
It was the realization of a crazy idea. And it's now a game-changer. If you've followed this blog for a while you know that our new Adopt-a-Village program has focused on finding local groups like businesses, churches and civic orgs... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at Pangeo
Very early the other morning, village leaders from Bulesa Dima wiped sleep from their eyes and trudged their way in the dark to an open field to wait for dawn by our truck. Why? Because they wanted to meet their... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Pangeo
It's exciting to be able to help new villages, like Bulesa Dima! I posted 7 months ago about this new village needing help. Several gracious businesses and churches then stepped up to become Village Partners for them. So we're now... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Pangeo
Few things speak as universally as playing sports with kids. We had nothing to do while we waited for some materials to be delivered for the latrine... so a spontaneous soccer game broke out with some boys in the school... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at Pangeo
It's always an honor to speak to a new village when we come! Garmaam village welcomed us last night. And I wanted to let them know that people around the world are hearing their story, cheering them on and jumping... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at Pangeo
It's so basic. It's so critical. It's so necessary. Our first project with this new village of Ola Nagele was to help them figure out how to get clean water into their village. This week, it happened! Our GHNI staff... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at Pangeo
Remember our funding drive last year to get facial-reconstructive surgery for little Mi Tho? She's the little girl in one of our Myanmar villages that we began helping after it was devastated by cyclone Nargis. Many of you pitched in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Pangeo
Hi Meg... I'm glad the article was helpful! It sounds like you are involved in a great effort there for true community transformation. Blessings!
Today we turn this blog from a speech into a party. So far, I've been writing here about practical help being given to some of the poorest villages of the world. It's been my speech and you've been kind enough... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Pangeo