With a new manager running the show, GHNI-Afghanistan is looking forward to new things in store for this community sanctuary. GHNI leaders share the newest happenings:
“The new Manager of the Garden of Peace and Hope has successfully completed his first month with GHNI. We are pleased with him and the work he has been doing. He has had a busy month learning the work and planning an exhibition that will take place in February.
“This exhibition is in cooperation with the Fine Arts Department of the University of Kabul. It is a collection of collages focusing on landscapes and faces of Afghanistan and highlights the skills of the students at the Fine Arts Department. The artwork will be on display for about a week at the Garden and we hope to follow this up with another exhibition from the University.”
Habiba, an Ola Nagele Villager, is an industrious woman known for her hard work and determination. A mother of five children, two boys and three girls, she often wondered how she would afford mandatory school fees. In fact, most children in Ola Nagele do not make it to high school because of the large fees.
Participating in GHNI’s Transformational Community Development training, a group of 28 women came together to brainstorm, encourage and support one another. Habiba has acted as a role model amongst her peers who all received a small business loan from GHNI. Ola Nagele’s TCD trainer tells us,
“Habiba got hope and motivation from GHNI to start her first business. From her intelligence, she started a unique business of selling camel intestine soup under a simple nailed-together structure. The business changed her life drastically.”
Through Habiba’s diligent work, she has been able to send her children to high school – a dream come true! Her transformation grew even bigger, as Habiba has managed to establish two more business! She now has a small shop selling groceries and vegetables, and a butchery selling camel meat.
Ola Nagele’s TCD trainer says,
“Habiba is so grateful to GHNI for our help. She is a happy woman enjoying the fruit of her labour hoping to prosper even more………”
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