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June 2007: Ending Hunger in Ghana: Photos from Dr. Tadesse's Recent Visit

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In June 2007, Dr. Fitigu Tadesse, Hunger Project Vice President for Africa, visited several of Ghana's epicenter and documents his trip with photo highlights.

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June 2007: Rural Bank and Microfinance Successes in Uganda's Epicenters

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Sanaz Memarsadeghi, AWFFI Program Officer, reports on a trip to Uganda. Epicenters in Uganda successfully run such programs as the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative (AWFFI) and the Strategic Planning in Action (SPIA) microfinance programs.

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May 2007: Hunger Project-Africa Staff Celebrate the Inauguration of Ethiopia's Second Epicenter

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Thousands of people joined together on May 19, 2007 to celebrate the grand inauguration of the Debre Libanos epicenter in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.

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March 2007: AWFFI Progress in Mozambique

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Sanaz Memarsadeghi, AWFFI Program Officer, reports that The Hunger Project-Mozambique African Woman Food Farmer Initiative (AWFII) program is well underway in both Chokwe and Manhica epicenters.


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March 2007: Microfinance Progress in Malawi

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Sanaz Memarsadeghi, AWFFI Program Officer, visits epicenters in Jali, Nchalo, Mpingo, Nsondole, and Ligowe, to report on microfinance progress in Malawi.

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February 2007: Case Studies of AWFFI Success in Ethiopia

Five case studies of members of the first African Woman Food Farmer Initiative (AWFFI) loan groups at Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia. These women received their first loans in June 2005 and successfully repaid their loans in June 2006.

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August 2006: Update from the Field: Rural Banking in Burkina Faso

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Sanaz Memarsadeghi documents a trip to Burkina Faso highlighting the success of the seven epicenters as they develop rural banks and microfinance programs.

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August 2006: Government Signing (Mexico)

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On August 15, the Zacatecas house of government witnessed the signing of an important agreement between the Zacatecas government, the State System of Development and Family (SEDIF) and the civil society represented by the Hunger Project Mexico.

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July 2006: THP-Malawi HIV/AIDS Program Feature in Malawi News

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THP-Malawi work was featured in Malawi News July 29-August 4, 2006 with a full-page exclusive interview with Flora Longwe, the HIV/AIDS and Gender Project Officer.

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June 2006: Making Microfinance Work in Rural Africa

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The Hunger Project has pioneered a holistic, bottom-up, gender-focused strategy - the epicenter strategy - that empowers millions of women and men in more than 1,000 African villages to meet their basic needs on a sustainable basis.


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