COVID-19  India Project #45707

Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages

by Global Hope Network International
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages
Coronavirus Prevention training to rural villages

In 2020, millions of people around the world were pushed into extreme poverty due to COVID-19. Every single day, our teams are addressing and developing solutions to these issues. 

Through GlobalGiving and our COVID-19 campaign, Harvest of Hope, GHNI supporters were able to raise $230,948 to assist with Coronavirus related relief and efforts In other words, people across the world were able to receive short-term food packages and seeds to build their own gardens for long-term food production. Villagers were able to get access to clean water, allowing the villages to maintain good hygienic practices and slow down the spread of COVID-19. Through sustainable income generation, families have been able to start their own businesses and earn a stable income despite lockdowns. 

In DG Village, Nepal, there are many villagers affected by COVID-19. We are developing solutions to problems with financial stability, food, and health. Currently, members are learning skills for long-term sustainable food production. Through Transformational Community Development, villagers are starting kitchen gardens to produce food from their own land. This allows villagers to save money while eating fresh and healthy vegetables!  

It is important to still teach and encourage people how to be safe from COVID-19. Through visits, we are able to spread awareness and preventive tips like avoiding crowds, keeping distance, and using masks and sanitizer. People are happy with our teaching and apply it in their daily life as much as possible. 

Sunita, one of the TCD Workers, has been able to also teach the villagers how to keep their bodies healthy in order to protect themselves from COVID-19 and other diseases. Despite COVID-19, she is still able to safely make door-to-door visits to counsel and help families most affected by the pandemic! The women in the village are now very active and are able to manage their families. They know the importance of cleanliness, good hygiene, and they know when to go to the hospital to check up on their health. She also teaches the children in the village to always wash their hands during this coronavirus period. 

We are grateful to you, our partners  who make stories like this possible during these difficult times. Every day, you are changing lives and helping to end extreme poverty! Thank you!

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With your help, our teams on the field have continued to address problems from COVID-19. Through the key principles of Transformational Community Development, we have been able to continue to help communities be informed and address these challenges to become sustainable in all five areas of development: food, water, education, income generation, and wellness. We are so grateful for your support – Thank You!

As COVID-19 continues to affect countries around the globe, one of the most impacted areas is food security. Many regions of the world are facing severely depleted food stores, and supply chains continue to be interrupted.

Below are updates from different regions throughout the world:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many regulations in Africa including: lockdowns, restricted travels, curfews, and limited movements inside the country. The number of food insecure people in Africa has increased by 135%. Our goal is to help villagers overcome the food shortage by producing seeds that they can plant during the dry season since most of their crops were wasted during and after harvest.
  • With its proximity to China, like many parts of the world, Central Asia’s economy is integrated to and reliant on China. This includes the agriculture sector.  With international borders closed and domestic movement limited, farmers couldn’t procure seeds and/or were cut off from local markets.  Our local GHNI staff worked tirelessly to start hundreds of FAITH (Food Always In The Home) Kitchen Gardens in various areas.  However, there are still widespread food shortages reported in the region. Our response to these food shortages will be focused on two aspects: short-term emergency food relief and increasing and protecting existing crops. 
  • Despite the challenges from COVID-19, our office in Jordan has been able to continue working with refugee families. For the past few months, our team has met with a variety of groups and individuals to not only bring awareness, but also educate on how to prevent COVID-19. We have also been able to continue relief work through food box distribution, which includes the basic necessities for a family to live off for 2 weeks. 
  • In India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, we are mainly working among two types of people: those who have land and grow their own food, and the others who do not have land and depend on daily earnings. Those who have land are not much affected by this pandemic, whereas the ones who do not have land, such as tea garden people, are affected. 
  • In some villages we partner with in Southeast Asia, upwards of 20% of households have lost their income during lockdowns and quarantine, which in some areas lockdowns have returned or continued in some fashion since March. GHNI staff and partners responded with immediate food aid for impacted households.  As the pandemic wore on, we have shifted towards addressing the root causes affecting food security in some of these communities by training and providing resources for villagers to start their own gardens.  

In response to all of these food challenges, our teams are working with communities to address immediate needs and create long-term solutions for food security through our fall campaign, Harvest of HopeOur goal is to provide up to $2,000 for each community for training and resources like seeds and emergency food supplies, as well as support for ongoing wellness training. 

Would you help raise a harvest of hope and make lasting change for some of the hungriest people around the world this fall?

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The communities we are working with are grateful for your support! Your partnership with GHNI has enabled  Transformational Community Development (TCD) teams to reach many families and villages with life saving resources for addressing the pandemic of COVID-19 in more than 30 countries!

Over the last several months, our teams have embarked on a major educational health campaign to prepare the most vulnerable communities as Coronavirus spread through the world. As time has moved on, this need has changed and so has our response. Recent reports indicate there is a pending global food crisis. In response, we’ve turned our attention and focus to help address this issue. We are committed to expanding our reach and serving more people in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

As we see the world continue to change because of the Coronavirus pandemic, there are several areas we are addressing.

  • Food, though we do some short-term food distribution, we need to help people grow food to provide for their families in a long-term and sustainable way.
  • Clean water is needed for washing hands, sanitization, and drinking to stay healthy and fight sickness.
  • Education, continuing to bring awareness about Covid-19 through seminars and training to inform communities as the encounter it; teaching them to prepare and prevent this disease.
  • Income Generation, because the poor are the most affected in these situations, they can help provide for themselves by selling extra produce from gardens and learning skills such as sewing to make masks or soap making to benefit their community.
  • The main focus during this pandemic is Wellness. Helping communities, families, and individuals to know how to protect and care for those who they love. We are also providing workshops on emotional wellbeing during this stressful time.

Pakistan, at its peak, experienced more than 76,000 confirmed cases at once. Full and partial lockdowns have restricted travel and affected the poor most of all, and those seeking to help them.  As an example of what has been happening around the world, our team in Pakistan sent us this recent report:

The team in Pakistan is providing food packs to suffering families across Pakistan in 10 different cities of the country, and more than 1,675 packs are already distributed and we are planning for more. The team members distributing food packs are trying their best to reach the people while trying their best to remain safe from the infection. 

One widow said, “We had food for one meal left and I was worried for my three kids. I received a call from someone who told me to come get a food pack. I was delighted to hear this. I am very thankful.”

While our TCD team was distributing food, one widow explained her situation. “I was working as a maid in different houses. My employer terminated my services in mid-March. I felt very depressed. I was taking care of four kids and my savings lasted only two weeks, so I was in need. I am grateful to receive a food pack from GHNI.”

On behalf of so many villages and people, we are grateful for your partnership! Please keep standing with us so that we can reach more people in need. 

Thank you!

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Jonathan Dugan
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