This publication is a compilation of the profiles of 51 women leaders who represent the one million elected women leaders in Panchayats who struggle every day to change the development agenda of their villages.
Hunger is back on the world’s agenda. The rising cost of nearly every
staple food, from wheat and maize to soy and rice, has caused food
riots to break out in countries such as Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt,
the Philippines and Indonesia.
Lalita served on staff of The Hunger Project-India for 17 years, and prior to that she made a career for herself as a teacher of Mathematics and Geography. Lalita played many roles for a lot of us - a mother, mentor, friend, colleague, confidante, fundraiser..... And she leaves her legacy in the many women, men and children you invest in in India and everywhere.
Throughout the developing world, people at the local level are struggling to meet their basic needs. Does our community have access to clean water? Is there a health clinic nearby where I can take my sick child?
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.