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.
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.
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.
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.
On this 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, The Hunger Project would like to honor all of the women in our investor family, who are standing in partnership with their sisters around the world. Some of them have shared their thoughts with us on what their participation means to them.
On this, the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, The Hunger Project is excited to announce the formal launching of the Unleashed Women Leaders Initiative — a new multi-year funding initiative to focus our attention and resources on the fact that empowering women's leadership is the key to ending hunger.
On March 8, 2011, THP will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day. This year's theme calls for universal "equal access to education, training and technology: pathways to decent work for women." Read how THP works in rural regions to empower women with the skills to pursue their own, equal opportunities.
In February 2011, 16 Hunger Project investors from Australia, Canada, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Senegal and the United States visited THP's work in India. A Hunger Project staff member shares the experience.