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hike4hunger on World Food Day!

hike4hunger is a global campaign that aims to spread awareness and raise funds for the critical issue of ongoing world hunger. We aim to draw attention to World Food Day on October 16 and inspire people to take a small yet effective step towards ending global hunger, simply by going on a hike and fundraising.
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The Washington Weekly - October 9, 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. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

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Mobilized Youth Promote Education, Health, Sustainable Agricultural Practices at THP-Benin Epicenters in 2012

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As a part of its ongoing scale-up, THP-Benin inaugurated both Tré-Dassa and Sonon-Guinagourou Epicenters in early 2012. Improved youth mobilization efforts at these and other epicenters have led to rapid expansion of agricultural training programs and a fundraising partnership with THP-Netherlands for the Annual Run for The Hunger Project in Amsterdam.

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Namayumba Epicenter Completed and Inaugurated by THP-Uganda in 2012!

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The Inaugurations of an epicenter and a rural bank marked this reporting period and were well attended by both community members and visiting investors. These inaugurations re-energizing communities and engaged local authorities and government officials in the development process

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New Funding Reinvigorates THP-Senegal Epicenter Programs in 2012

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Epicenters Sanar, Namarel and Ndioum have experienced a new spark in the number of activities implemented due to new funding from the Eureko-Achmea Foundation from Netherlands began. In other epicenters, training began for two animators (volunteers) in each village. These newly trained animators train others in their village, exponentially increasing the number of animators in each village.

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Awareness of Rights as a Path to Empowerment for Women with Chirapaq in Peru, 2012

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Chirapaq is offering the tools and training to strengthen the management and planning capacities of women and a targeted focus has been made on their role in the local government’s process of creating and managing participatory budgets as a way to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacities and business management skills.

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THP-Mozambique, Government Partnership Yields Medical Staff for Epicenter Health Center in 2012

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A partnership between THP-Mozambique and local government brought a team of medical staff to carry out a variety of activities that served both to elevate the level of care available and to mobilize the entire community at Chokwe Epicenter. THP-Mozambique has also been making advocacy inroads with local and international NGOs operating in the area, both initiating seminars and attending conferences.

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Autonomy Increases Access to Resources and Livelihoods for THP-Mexico Partners in 2012

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THP-Mexico encourages both personal and collective autonomy through trainings that empower community partners to rely less on direct government transactions and increase their skills for self-negotiation, income generation and the improvement of the quality of their lives.

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1,000 Days Programs Implemented in Four THP-Malawi Epicenters in 2012

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The 1,000 Days Initiative – a childhood and maternal health program – was implemented at four of THP-Malawi's eight epicenters. Other program expansion included the inauguration of the Dutch-underwritten Kachindamoto Epicenter and a series of staff trainings at the 2012 Africa Conference in Burkina Faso.

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Radio Programs and Elected Women Representatives Increase Visibility of THP-India in 2012

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New partnerships, innovative use of radio broadcasting and elected women representatives have increased the visibility of THP-India across eight Indian states. Additionally, cross-federation learning trips have improved state-wide sharing of best practices by THP partners.

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