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President's Report

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It is my great real pleasure to provide the Board with my first report. As I've expressed to gatherings of Hunger Project staff and supporters around the world, I consider my appointments to be a real gift.

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Overview of The Hunger Project Work in Africa

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The Hunger Project's approach of mobilizing rural communities to solve their own problems using their own resources has proven to be a very effective and well adapted way to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (AWFFI)

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Since the last Board update, the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative (AWFFI) microfinance program continues to expand its credit services in the eight Hunger Project African countries.

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (Peru)

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The Hunger Project works in partnership with Chirapaq to strengthen and empower a network of 30 indigenous women's organizations. Primarily under women's leadership, these organizations have promoted access to opportunities and the exercise of women's and indigenous rights.

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April 2008 Newsletter: Progress on Scale-up in Ghana

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The Hunger Project has made major strides in its most ambitious program to date: mobilizing women and men across the Eastern Region of Ghana to create epicenters within walking distance of every villager.

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (Mozambique)

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The epicenter community in Mozambique has developed a strategy for additional communal land with small plots for each cluster of villages to use as agricultural land to supply food in addition to that of the epicenter food bank.

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (Uganda)

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All the epicenter components continued to function and serve the partners in line with Hunger Project methodology. Partners depict a high degree of self-reliance as they seem to be fully in charge of the epicenter activities.

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (Malawi)

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Among its major accomplishments, the Jali epicenter community food bank sold a total of 26.6 metric tons of maize grain, and it earned a total of K622,750 from the sales, bringing the food bank savings to a total of K1,482,077.11.

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (Ghana)

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Among the many accomplishments of the Taido Epicenter in Ghana, 173 infants were immunized against the following childhood diseases: polio, measles, whooping cough, yellow fever, and tetanus.

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board (Bangladesh)

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In Bangaldesh, local organizations are formed by The Hunger Project's trained animators and grassroots people. During the reporting period, 123 local organizations have been successfully formed.

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