In Southeast Pakistan rests a community seen as one of the poorest in its province. Extremely hot temperatures in the summer months and cool winters lend to an arid subtropical climate, limiting agriculture to all not located on the Indus River, which is the primary source of income. Those who don't farm, work in the manufacturing plants, which process the cotton, mangoes, rice, and sugarcane. These limited sources of income leave many families hungry and desperate.
The Sindh Province in Pakistan is a community of hard-working people living in extreme poverty. Generations have suffered the curse of lack of resources. However, through the Transformational Community Development Process, GHNI workers empower these villagers to end their own extreme poverty and break the curse for generations to come. One day at a time, working alongside villagers, the five key issues keeping them in the cycle of extreme poverty are resolved BY THE VILLAGERS.
GHNIs TCD process is different in that villagers tackle the five key issues known to keep communities in extreme poverty - 1. Clean, Accessible Water; 2. Nutritious, Renewable food source; 3. Wellness Habits that prevent disease; 4. Education for girls AND boys; and 5. Income generation for families. Resolving these key issues with culturally relevant solutions restores dignity, self-confidence and hope for the future.
Not only will the community in this province benefit, but it will spread through relationships to other villages. Once one village has achieved sustainability, many follow. Upon graduation - each family will have an income over $4 per day; 95% of girls and boys will be attending school; 90% of families will have sufficient water and food; diseases like dysentery will cease to spread and childhood mortality will be lower than 1%.