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Making the Vision Real: Highlights from our Annual Fall Gala


“This is not only about hunger. This is about sustainable social change,” said THP’s President & CEO Mary Ellen McNish during her keynote address at THP’s Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 13 under the theme: Making the Vision Real. The evening, attended by 500+ investors and friends from more than 20 countries around the world, featured four speakers who are on the frontlines of ending hunger and working to implement THP’s strategies in our program countries.

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Limited Edition Hunger Project T-Shirt!


You want a world without hunger, poverty or gender-discrimination. You know that sustainable solutions come from the innovation of grassroots leaders. Let the world know that you believe in this brighter future with a LIMITED EDITION Hunger Project t-shirt. Brought to you by SelflessTee -- for two weeks ONLY! 

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Hot Off the Press: International Day of the Girl Infographic!

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Join The Hunger Project in celebrating the first International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2012. We are thrilled with the United Nations' recognition of this important day to raise awareness about the rights of girl children. Learn more and spread the word using our brand new infographic!

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World Food Day 2012: Focus on Cooperatives


The theme for this year’s World Food Day (October 16) is “Agricultural cooperatives ― key to feeding the world.” Cooperatives provide over 100 million jobs around the world, 20 percent more than multinational enterprises. Cooperatives become forums where members can voice and address common concerns and make decisions to take collective action on issues from education to clean water to family planning and business management. 

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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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