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).
During 2007 and the early months of 2008, Bolivia has faced critical challenges in two arenas: political unrest and civil strife surrounding the process of constitutional reform; and severe drought and floods resulting from La Niña/El Niño Cycle.
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.
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.
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.