Comfort Kissiwaa has been actively involved in helping to shape life in her community. She says her association with THP has helped to change her from a timid and shy person to an outspoken person, full of confidence and drive.
An example of the benefits education and a giving spirit, Dalimba Majhi has succesfully run in local elections. She is now a widely respected as a community health activist and a strong proponent of girls' education.
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."