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Meet Lizeta Macanimgue from Mozambique!

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Several times each month, we introduce you to a partner from our programs in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Today we meet Microfinance Program partner Lizeta Macanimgue who is introduced here by Senior Microfinance Program Officer, Marie Mintalucci.

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Biofuel: An Environmental Solution or Development Problem?

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The biofuel debate is fraught with complications. The industry's potentially negative impact on land use practices and its ability to displace food production are being questioned by recent articles arguing for the benefits of biofuel in development and food security in Africa.

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US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Meets Elected Women in India

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This July, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer, visited and praised the work of nearly 100 Hunger Project-trained elected women representatives in the state of Rajasthan.

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Update to 2011 Africa Prize Recipients

While The Hunger Project remains committed to the empowerment of the women, men and children of Malawi, recent and unprecedented conflicts in Malawi have prompted the withdrawal the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger from President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi.

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Chronic vs Emergency Hunger: Discussing Drought in Horn of Africa

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The Horn of Africa is suffering from the worst drought in decades and alarming statistics tell the severity of the situation. Nevertheless, with world attention on the crisis, we must keep in mind the on-going challenge and causes of chronic hunger and bring attention to the power of self-reliant people.

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Announcing the Winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership!

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Hunger Project President and CEO, Mary Ellen McNish announced the winner of the 2011 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger on a conference call the evening of July 13, 2011. Meet the distinguished laureate!

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Young Woman Pays Sister's School Fees with Additional Income

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Forced to leave school when her family was unable to pay fees, Véronique Amoussou of Kpinnou Epicenter in Benin participated in animator trainings and developed her own rabbit farm. The income she generates not only meets her own daily needs but enables her to put her savings towards her younger sister's school fees.

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Congratulations to Chirapaq Director Tarcila Rivera Zea!

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Join is in congratulating Tarcila Rivera Zea, Executive Director of Chirapaq – The Hunger Project's partner organization in Peru – on receiving a Ford Foundation Visionary Award for "lifting the voices of indigenous people."

 

 

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Income Generation for Immediate and Sustainable Results

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In tandem with long-term solutions to world hunger and poverty, we look at small, regional income-generating activities as a way to improve the well-being of impoverished communities more immediately.

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2011 MDG Report: HIV Infections, Malaria and Tuberculosis on the Decline

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The 2011 United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals acknowledges a continual decrease in global poverty and disease but finds the most vulnerable, namely women and girls, are being left in the development dust. 

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