The deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is now less than four years away. Incredible progress continues to be made in THP communities as we work, in full and genuine partnership, with our village partners, empowering them to meet the MDGs where it really counts: at the grassroots level.
We at The Hunger Project stand in solidarity with all the people of Haiti in this desperately challenging time. While THP does work to support disaster preparedness in the areas where we work, we are not a disaster response organization and we do not have programs in Haiti. To support such work, we encourage you to give directly to such organizations.
On a recent visit to Mesqan Epicenter, THP staff conducted a survey among Microfinance Program participants to assess the program's performance and get insights on ways to improve it. The women shared about the difference THP has made in their lives. "Now, we have a beautiful meeting hall within the epicenter building, the health clinic provides services within a few minutes' walk, our children--particularly our daughters--attend school without any fear or hindrance."
Beginning in October 2009, we asked you to invest in The Hunger Project as part of a campaign called "Match Their Courage and We'll Match Your Money." Thanks to many existing and new investors, we sailed passed our goal!
Five THP partners were honored with awards in Ghana's National Farmers' Day Celebration. These honorees have pledged to share their experiences with other farmers to improve food security and farm incomes in their epicenters.
Margarita Ruiz, the State Coordinator for Chiapas for The Hunger Project-Mexico, was awarded the "State Prize for Youth" from the state of Chiapas. Margarita was cited for her work in community mobilization and received the award on December 14, 2009.
Send a holiday e-card while spreading the word about The Hunger Project to your friends and family with one of our new e-cards! There are six designs with great photos to choose from -- also included are birthday and other greetings! Start now!