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Catastrophic Floods in Pakistan

Floods in Pakistan have left more than 1,300 people dead and 14 million affected as waters wash away people's homes, crops and livelihoods. The Hunger Project stands in solidarity with the people of Pakistan and the many agencies that are working to provide relief.

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Investor Leadership Trip to Ghana


A Hunger Project staff person and investor shares her experiences on a recent Investor Leadership Trip to Ghana. In the words of one investor, "THP and the epicenters shifted from a distant concept to something I now have inside of me. I got my heart filled with this trip and it will stay with me forever."

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Mary Ellen McNish Appointed President & CEO


It is with great pleasure that we announce that Mary Ellen McNish has been appointed President and CEO of The Hunger Project. Mary Ellen joins THP after serving 10 years as General Secretary, the executive head, of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC).

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New Vice President of Africa Programs at THP


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Idrissa Dicko has been appointed the new Vice President of Africa Programs at The Hunger Project, following the retirement of Dr. Fitigu Tadesse. Dr. Dicko has been a treasured THP team member for the last 14 years as Country Director in Burkina Faso.

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Cherished THP Vice President for Africa Retires


It is with great appreciation and esteem that we announce that Dr. Fitigu Tadesse will officially retire at the end of July 2010. Dr. Tadesse has had a stellar career with The Hunger Project for more than 20 years. He led the implementation of our first on-the-ground work on the African continent and is the architect of our Epicenter Strategy.

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2009 Annual Report Now Available


The Hunger Project is not just an organization. It is a movement of people throughout the world who are committed to achieving the sustainable end of world hunger and poverty.

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Calling All Young Social Entrepreneurs!


Do you (or someone you know) have the passion, entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic and commitment necessary to bring the power of a FeelGood Grilled cheese to your campus and help end world hunger?

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THP-Mexico Part of an Unprecedented Nationwide Initiative!


Lorena Vázquez Ordaz, Country Director of THP-Mexico, is serving on the Technical Board of an historic initiative in the country of Mexico: "Iniciativa México." She represents THP-Mexico as one of only three NGOs on the Board. The initiative was launched live on TV and radio on Monday, June 7 throughout the country.

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1,200 Women Leaders Celebrate their Success in Bangladesh

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In May 2010, women leaders from across Bangladesh participated in the Third Women's Convention of The Hunger Project-Bangladesh's Unleashed Women Network. They celebrated their many achievements which included stopping 645 early marriages, testing 13,357 tube wells for arsenic and building sanitary latrines for 7,445 families.

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Gudatu Rural Bank Inauguration in Ethiopia

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The ultimate objective of The Hunger Project's Microfinance Program is to gain government recognition and operate as a licensed saving and credit cooperative (SACCO or Rural Bank). Owned entirely by community members, the Rural Bank then provides the entire epicenter community with sustainable access to savings and loan facilities. We are proud to congratulate THP-Ethiopia's latest SACCO at Jaldu Epicenter: the Gudatu SACCO.

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