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Global Hope Network International Has a Plan to Help Nepal Rebuild, and it Won't Cost Billions in Western Aid

Contact: Daphne Keys, Global Hope Network International, 407-207-3256, daphne.keys@ghni.org 
ORLANDO, Fla., May 26, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Government leaders in Nepal have asked Global Hope Network International (GHNI), an experienced non-governmental organization already working in that country, to provide relief and to help the hardest-hit villages begin moving toward rehabilitation and sustainability.

The organization is acting quickly to meet immediate needs of earthquake survivors. It also has a long-term plan to help the people of Nepal; one that doesn't require billions in Western aid.

"We believe it's possible to bring not only much-needed relief following natural disasters, but also a hope-filled future, free from the perpetual cycle of poverty," explains GHNI's president, Hal Jones.

Global Hope Network is working to provide food, water, medication, sleeping mats and tents to the Nepali people. Rather than shipping these supplies from thousands of miles away, GHNI is purchasing locally and from neighboring countries. The results? Needs are met more quickly and the regional economy is stimulated, building a foundation for rebuilding.

Once immediate needs have been met, GHNI workers will begin a coaching-based process called Transformational Community Development (TCD), helping the people of Nepal to help themselves out of severe poverty. Through TCD, Global Hope Network is successfully empowering those living in extreme poverty to end it themselves in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Working with GHNI's staff, villagers are empowered to find solutions to the five key areas known to contribute to cyclical poverty—clean, accessible water; locally grown nutritious food; wellness education to prevent disease; education for all children; and sustainable family income generation.

Staffers help villagers form five development committees, then coach the committees in the low-cost, low-tech, locally available ways that lead to sustainable transformation.

"This method offers a hand up, rather than a hand out," Mr. Jones concludes. "By buying locally and working collaboratively, we can help the poorest villages of the world transform themselves."

Formed in 2000, Global Hope Network International is bringing help and hope to the hidden and hurting in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Learn more at globalhopenetwork.org.

Contact Daphne Keys at daphne.keys@ghni.org.


  1. Your mission is to "hidden and hurting" people. Who are they, and why aren't they getting the help they need?
  2. What's the problem with simply doing something for someone in need versus asking them to participate in the process? Isn't it "more blessed to give than to receive?"
  3. Conversely, what are the benefits of involving the people in their own recovery and development?
  4. How is a community impacted when local resources are not utilized?
  5. How does Transformational Community Development (TCD) work?
  6. What's the most important aspect of TCD?
  7. How do you move from relief to rehabilitation?
  8. What kind of a mindset change is needed in order for us to make meaningful progress in eliminating poverty in the world?
  9. What are the steps to alleviating poverty, in any country or setting?
  10. What do the people of Nepal need the most right now? And how can we help them?