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Woman Farmer's Success Inspires Others

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Through the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative, Mrs. Juliet Ketehoundje of Benin has become a dynamic leader.

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Malawi: Significant Progress in HIV/AIDS Awareness, Food Security and Access to Basic Health Services

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). In the reporting period, over 300 metric tons of food was stored in epicenter food banks, ensuring food security. A total of 27,711 female condoms have been distributed, along with voluntary counseling and testing services, contributing to HIV/AIDS awareness.

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Bangladesh: Trained Volunteer Leaders Initiate Change in Their Communities

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). A survey given in 30 unions sheds light on socioeconomic conditions of many people. Training and workshops helped increase awareness of prevention of early marriage, dowry and violence against women and also fostered grassroots leadership among women.

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Burkina Faso: Substantial Accomplishments in Crop Yields and Educational Programs

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Emphasis on food security, health and education has created extensive progress. Crop yields have increased by 40 percent, over four thousand women and men have been educated in preventative health and 115 literacy centers were opened.

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Peru: Empowering Indigenous Women to Protect Their Rights

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Despite the many challenges they faced in 2008, Chirapaq achieved significant advances in empowering indigenous women to be willing and able to protect their individual and collective rights through training, communication and collective action.

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Benin: Food Banks Help to Ensure Food Security in Epicenter Communities

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Amidst the challenge of the world food crisis, most Hunger Project-Benin epicenter food banks are fully stocked to ensure the food security of the communities.

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Uganda: Strong Partnerships with Government and Other Organizations

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Uganda takes pride in the continued good working relationship, partnership and support from other organizations and relevant government authorities at both local and national levels.

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Senegal: Sustaining Momentum in Self-reliant Epicenters

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Senegal is mobilizing communities where there has been decreased activity for several years. Community members are assuming new roles and are becoming more directly involved in activities.

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AWFFI Partners Increase Loan Repayment Rates

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Due to unfavorable farming conditions, microfinance partners have faced challenges repaying their loans on time. However, with the help of the epicenter and loan committees, partners have increased their repayment rates by 13 percent.

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Ghana: Scale-Up Program Makes an Impact

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Scale-Up Program has seen significant achievements in maize output and epicenter construction.

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