Beginning on March 28, 2011, former Congressman and head of the Alliance to End Hunger Tony P. Hall called on social and religious leaders to join together in a united hunger fast in response to proposed budget cuts by U.S. Congress. The Hunger Project is one of dozens of humanitarian organizations who have pledged their support.
Genet Mosa utilized the Microfinance Program in her local epicenter to develop as a community leader, thrive as a business woman, nurture a savings account and improve the lives of her family and neighbors.
Before joining the Microfinance Program, I had never imagined making an income or even dared to speak in public. Now I am President of our group and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kissamey Epicenter fund.
The Hunger Project-Uganda has been hugely successful at creating long-term partnerships with like-minded organizations, assisting with everything from microfinance to epicenter trainings. By developing relationships with organizations in the region, epicenters have been able to provide more and better services to community partners.
Ms. Khady Seck is chair of a microfinance women's group in Diokoul Epicenter in Senegal. Empowered by the epicenter trainings, Khady has also taken on the position of counselor to the village women and coordinated the shared maintenance of the local environment, reducing rates of diseases like malaria.
My name is Mrs. Lénindou Agbognihoue. It is because of the lessons I learned from Vision, Commitment and Action workshops at [my] epicenter that I had the courage and strength to take care of myself and the future of my children.
Elizabeth Godia is a 35-year-old widow and one of The Hunger Project's partners in Malawi who is living with HIV and took part in the Microfinance Program. Elizabeth is now independently able to provide for her six children.