Geletea Gonfa began working at Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia when it first opened in 2005 as a way to support his wife and son. His demonstrated passion and commitment to the progress of the community have since empowered him to take leadership roles in the epicenter.
Rachelle Mahouchi is from the village of Kpèkpèhoué in Benin. Rachelle delivered her fifth child at home, having had previous deliveries under the same conditions with no apparent problems. The fifth delivery, however, was a birthing experience so difficult that she almost lost her life. Because of this, she decided to have her sixth child at a THP-Benin health clinic. Hear her story.
During 2011, women and men from rural regions were empowered to ensure the prosperity of their communities through agricultural, educational and nutritional activities and trainings. THP-Mexico leadership provided an integral voice for our rural partners in local and national government forums.
During 2011, more than 18,000 people participated in activities organized by THP-India to promote women's leadership and effective governance. Continued partnerships with organizations such as UN Women led to improved advocacy capacity and programs in the same areas.
During 2011, THP-Senegal’s greatest successes were in the area of literacy – instituting class schedules accommodating of agricultural needs and empowering literacy-specific animators to ensure continuous improvement of education in epicenter communities.