A young Tzotzil woman used to wonder why it was that men in her community thought that they were right, and women always wrong. As she grew up and joined THP workshops for women, she learned that anything is possible and has surrounded herself with people who respect women's abilities and ambitions.
Caetano Malhaule is the President of Chokwe Epicenter Committee and is at the center of improving his community. He has mobilized other members of the community to fix the irrigation system at the epicenter.
After Yabré Belemgnégré participated in THP-Burkina workshops, she learned that development requires preparedness including a vision, a commitment and due actions. Yabré says, "If anything has to be done in our villages, it will have to be initiated and sustained by us, the local population, first and above all."
Anagonou Hounzavi started with a dream two years ago, and thanks to planning, hard work, and a training program through THP, he has built a successful chicken farm starting with just six chicks in 2007. He is now expanding into rabbit breeding while supporting his family and proudly continues to train others on chicken farming.
THP-India won a grant for the state of Madhya Pradesh. Federations of elected women were strengthened. And, over 30 participating organizations concurred that THP should maintain its role as facilitator and secretariat for the National Platform to Promote Decentralisation (NPPD).