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.
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.