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"Change Your Mindset to Grow"

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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.

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Achieving More through Strategic Partnerships in Uganda

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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.

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Combining the Strengths of Women to Create a Prosperous Future

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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.

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Having the Strength to Overcome Poverty

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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.

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Learning How to Manage Money in the Microfinance Program

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Mrs. Carlota Pelembe, mother of seven and Microfinance Program partner at Manhiça Epicenter in Mozambique, learns how to best manage her loans for maximum profit.

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From Peanuts to Rabbits: A Model for Success in the Microfinance Program

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Thanks to lessons learned at THP workshops, Gisèle Azandossessi increased her farm and her income. With the profit, she was able to purchase a motorbike and can now sell her rabbits in town.

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HIV-positive Partner Builds a Home and Provides for Her Family

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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.

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Community Leader Manages an Active and Vibrant Microfinance Group

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Agnes Adjei from Anukpenya, Manstekope Epicenter in Ghana mobilizes her fellow partners to generate income and thrive as a community through the Microfinance Program. "My wish is to be economically self-reliant and to help our economically active poor women to do the same," she says.

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New Businesswoman Generates Income to Provide for Her Family

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Kibe Guta, a 28-year-old woman from Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia who participates in THP's Microfinance Program. She now provides food, clothing and school costs for her children. “Today, I raise my head up with confidence and can exemplify the result of hard work," she says.

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Standing in Solidarity with the People of Japan

We at The Hunger Project stand in solidarity with our colleagues, their families and all the people of Japan during the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and express our hopes and desires for the rapid resolution of these crises.

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