December 2011

2011: A Year in Review

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It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project and for the development community as a whole. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability, all fundamental elements of THP programs, are taking center stage and we couldn’t be more excited for the coming year. But first, a look back at 2011.

Meet Andrés Arau!

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We would like to introduce you to a member of our global team! Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Andrés Arau! He joined The Hunger Project-Mexico in 2009 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

VIDEO: News Coverage of Free HIV Screenings at Burkina Faso Epicenter

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On May 14, 2011,The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso partnered with local health groups to organize a two-day educational campaign for HIV/AIDS, followed by free testing and free medical consultations. Watch local news coverage of the event.

Human Rights Day 2011

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December 10, 2011 is Human Right Day. On this day we join together to recognize that, "human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values."

Microcredit: Meeting its Goals?

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The recently released Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012 indicates development efforts will be unable to ensure that 100 million families rise above the US$1.25 a day threshold by 2015. Their main reasons for this "humbling realization": the challenge of measuring poverty and the profound transformation that is required for someone to graduate out of poverty.