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Highlights of Our 2010 Fall Event Weekend

Mary Ellen McNish at 2010 Fall Event

On October 23, more than 530 Hunger Project leaders, investors and friends from around the world gathered for our annual Fall Event. The weekend celebrated the courageous women of South Asia, who, against all odds, are stepping forward as leaders to bring hunger and poverty to an end.

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Breaking Down Traditional Obstacles

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Las Esperanzas is an all-women group that manages a chicken farming income-generating project with support through THP-Mexico's partnership with SEDESOL, the Mexican Social Development Ministry. After facing many obstacles, they have accessed land, obtained equipment and supplies, and participated in skills trainings. They are now producing 1,000 eggs per day.

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Women Cultivate and Process Organic Hibiscus in Senegal

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A pilot project to train women to cultivate and process organic hibiscus (Bio Bissap) was so successful that the program has been scaled up to now include 12 villages with 563 women, who now plow and maintain a combined total of 21 hectares.

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Celebrating World Food Day 2010

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The theme for World Food Day 2010 is United Against Hunger. Several major new initiatives are already pointing the way in a growing global effort to defeat hunger, extreme poverty and malnutrition. At long last, such initiatives are giving top priority to long-term, sustainable approaches that empower the women small-scale farmers who grow most of the developing world's food.

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President of SUGRAMA Empowers Elected Women Representatives

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Smt. M Renuka currently serves as a member of her village council and president of Karnataka's federation of elected women leaders, SUGRAMA. She has fought for improved drinking water and the education of girl children in her community, and led state-wide campaigns for asking for 50 percent reservation for women leaders in Gram Panchayats in Karnataka.

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Reducing Child Marriage and Domestic Violence

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Bangaldeshi community leader, Gita Rani Bormon, unites women in her community in an effort to reduce child marriages and violence against women.

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Training and Microfinance Fund a Farm and Build a Dream Home

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Askale of The Hunger Project-Ethiopia turned to hard labor to provide for her children when her husband died. Now, with help from the Microfinance Program, she has her own profitable farm and a home she's always wanted.

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Poultry Farming Made Possible Through Microfinance Program

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Profits from his poultry farm help Mr. Romain Awoictha of Benin to care for his children and his wife. "I am proud that my farm serves as an example during the training of new poultry farmers," he says.

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THP-Ghana's October 2010 Update to the Global Board

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Read highlights from April-October 2010 from The Hunger Project-Ghana in their official report to the Global Board. The complete report is available for download.

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THP-Ethiopia's October 2010 Update to the Global Board

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Read highlights from April-October 2010 from The Hunger Project-Ethiopia in their official report to the Global Board. The complete report is available for download.

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