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July 2008 Newsletter: Celebrating Community Leaders Empowering Women

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In October, The Hunger Project will award its coveted Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger to honor Civil Society Leadership for the Empowerment of Women.

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July 2008: News from Uttarkhand (India)

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The Hunger Project and Mahila Haat (an Indian organization) co-organized a discussion with women panchayat (local village council) members.

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June 2008 Newsletter: The World Food Crisis: The Sustainable Solution

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Hunger is back on the world’s agenda. The rising cost of nearly every staple food, from wheat and maize to soy and rice, has caused food riots to break out in countries such as Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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In Memoriam: Lalita Banavali

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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.

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May 2008 Newsletter: All Politics is Local

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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?

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May 2008: Profiles of Inspiring Hunger Project Animators in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, the training of local activists, called "animators," is key to all of our activities. Animator trainings are highly empowering, inspiring, and motivational training programs.

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May 2008: Hunger Project Trained Women Bring Leadership to Gram Sabha in Bihar (India)

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Bimal, Usha Sinha and Usha Singh and I attended four gram sabha’s presided over by three Hunger Project trained mukhyia's and one non-Hunger Project trained mukhyia, over a period of two days.

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President's Report

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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.

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Overview of The Hunger Project Work in Africa

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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).

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April 2008: Update to the Global Board, May 2006: Training (Bolivia)

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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.

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