Global Hope Network International was birthed through a pilot project to refugee camps in Afghanistan in 1999. As we continue to work in many areas of Afghanistan, we’ve expanded into many other regions of the world. One notable lesson we have learned along the way is the value of working in Village Clusters.
Think of it as the suburbs of the rural developing world, small villages neighboring each other with influence on each other’s lives. The cyclical pattern of extreme poverty in these areas is contagious amongst village clusters in Central Asia. GHNI has learned when one village in a cluster begins to take hold of Transformational Community Development (TCD), other villages in the cluster clamor for the opportunity to invite change into their village.
GHNI is currently working on plans to expand from one such village cluster in Afghanistan and into bordering countries Pakistan and Tajikistan this year. With many generations of poverty resulting in illness, malnutrition, and high rates of child mortality, GHNI hopes to initiate infectious healing of TCD into communities of the village clusters of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. By coming alongside these communities and educating them in the areas of clean water, food production and nutrition, income generation, health and wellness, and education, we desire to help villagers be the change in their own community as a model for other villages in their cluster.
Help us to expand our work in Central Asia this year: