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Two New Rural Banks Recognized in Malawi

Champiti Epicenter Rural Bank Recognition

The goal of the Microfinance Program in each epicenter is to have the facility gain government recognition as a licensed Rural Bank, owned entirely by community members and managed by a majority female board. The Rural Bank then provides the entire epicenter community with sustainable access to savings and credit facilities. THP-Malawi is therefore happy to announce the recognition of two new Rural Banks in Champiti and Ligowe Epicenters.

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Let's See Those Selfless Tees!

In October, we partnered with Selfless Tees to offer you a limited edition Hunger Project t-shirt. Now that you've received your shirts, let's see them! Our very own Leanna Beaber models hers here!

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Partners with The Hunger Project

School Feeding Program in Ethiopia credit: David Snyder

Over 7 million children will die this year before reaching their fifth birthday -- most are from developing countries and their deaths are largely preventable. The most basic health interventions can mean survival. THP is thrilled to announce a new three-year partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) for carrying out our Health and Nutrition Program in eight African countries.

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The Washington Weekly - December 13, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week: Latin American leaders on the policy front lines; the private sector and Africa's woman food farmers; and a new Lancet series on disease burden.

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Mozambique Honors World AIDS Day 2012

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On December 1, 2012, a village of Chokwe Epicenter in Mozambique hosted the district World AIDS Day ceremonies with awareness raising speeches, songs and theater.

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The Washington Weekly - December 7, 2012

The Hunger Project's Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP's seat at the table of international development. This week John writes from participatory local democracy meetings in Mexico City.

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All People Have the Right to Be Heard

Elected Women Leaders and Other Women meet at a Jagruk Manch in India

The Hunger Project joins the international community in celebrating human rights ― for all people ― on Human Rights Day on December 10, the date marking the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year’s theme is to spotlight the rights of all people — women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, those living in poverty and marginalization to make their voices heard in public life and in political decision-making.

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Announcement: Chokwe Health Center Inaugurated in Mozambique

Inauguration of Chokwe Health Center in Mozambique - Oct 2012

On October 26, 2012, THP-Mozambique celebrated the inauguration of the Chokwe Epicenter Health Center in the Gaza Province of Mozambique. And just in time -- the very evening of the inauguration, Ignésia Gonçalves Ngovene arrived on foot from a nearby village to deliver a health baby boy.

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Getting to Zero: World AIDS Day 2012

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On December 1, we stand with the world in honoring World AIDS Day with the theme: “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” According to the most recent UNAIDS report, we've seen an "unprecedented acceleration in the AIDS response” with a more than 50-percent reduction in the rate of new HIV infections across 25 countries. THP empowers village partners to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS through training workshops, increased access to health care, anitretroviral treatments and more.

 

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Taking 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence

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November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, draws attention to the ongoing physical and mental abuse inflicted on millions of women. But just as this suffering lasts for more than a single day, so must the efforts to raise awareness about it – and so we join together for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence. Running from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women,through December 10, International Human Rights Day, the campaign makes the critical link that violence against women is a violation of human rights.

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