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Local High School Teacher Takes on Environmental Issues

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Gilberto Orozco, a local high school teacher, has been volunteering with The Hunger Project since 2005. He has a commitment to humanity, which he demonstrates by actively training new volunteers.

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Ethiopia: Epicenter Food Banks Help in Time of Drought


Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Ethiopia engaged in major activities toward our objective of ending hunger, specifically in the area of epicenter farms, food bank activities and improving household food production.

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Elected Woman Leader Fights For Community Funding

B. Rani Devaraj works with economically disadvantaged communities to create better learning environments and improve local sanitation.

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Bolivia: ACLO Forges Ahead in Strengthening Indigenous Leadership


Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Despite ongoing social unrest and periods of violence, ACLO forges ahead in its programmatic achievements, including the completion of the first cycle of a three-year project to create a cadre of rural and indigenous leaders with advanced skills.

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Local Animator Starts Informal Education Program


Shilpi Akter created an informal education program for 50 women and men. They have learned to read and regularly discuss gender-related issues in the community.

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Widow Utilizes Microfinance Program to Care for Her Family


Through the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative, Messe Chauque has increased farm production and now earns enough money to send her children to school.

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India: Building Capacity of Elected Women and Establishing New Partnerships


Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Seven new donor partnerships have been put in place ushering in a total of US$1 million. Multiple Trainings of Trainers, Women's Leadership Workshops and media workshops all worked toward country goals.

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Woman Farmer's Success Inspires Others


Through the African Woman Food Farmer Initiative, Mrs. Juliet Ketehoundje of Benin has become a dynamic leader.

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Malawi: Significant Progress in HIV/AIDS Awareness, Food Security and Access to Basic Health Services

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). In the reporting period, over 300 metric tons of food was stored in epicenter food banks, ensuring food security. A total of 27,711 female condoms have been distributed, along with voluntary counseling and testing services, contributing to HIV/AIDS awareness.

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Bangladesh: Trained Volunteer Leaders Initiate Change in Their Communities


Update to the Global Board (October 2008). A survey given in 30 unions sheds light on socioeconomic conditions of many people. Training and workshops helped increase awareness of prevention of early marriage, dowry and violence against women and also fostered grassroots leadership among women.

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