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Woman Goes Above and Beyond to Improve Local Literacy and Women's Rights

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Ndéye Loum is described by her close relations and companions as an ever-present, tireless and committed individual dedicated to the development of her village and its surroundings. She has become a Trainer of Trainers on women's rights and shares her story.

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Overcoming Fear

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Juana shares the story of how she overcame her fears of leadership and developed confidence by participating in women's organizations with the support of The Hunger Project and Chirapaq, THP's partner organization in Peru. 

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Agricultural Success for Vicente Cossa

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Vicente Paulo Cossa is a member of the epicenter committee in charge of food security. Through the trainings held by The Hunger Project, he has learned a great deal about farming and used this knowledge in his own garden to increase his income.

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From Hiking Through Hills to a Short Walk for Maternal Care

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THP-Malawi's Mpingo Epicenter maternity unit was constructed in 2009; however, the facility lacked medical equipment as well as professionally trained staff to oversee deliveries. Since 2011 a partnership has formed resulting in a facility with a four-bed, fully equipped modern delivery room; a 10-bed prenatal ward; and a 10-bed postnatal ward so women can deliver their babies safely. 

 

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Village Assembly Takes Action to Protect Panchayat Land

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For years, residents of the Harda District in India were forced to cremate the deceased in an isolated patch of land far from the village or in the neighboring panchayats. In the first Gram Sabha assembly after the Sanjha Manch committee was formed, it was realized that a more convenient piece of land, previously believed to be private, was illegally claimed by a local person in power and that it could be reclaimed. For the community it is a blessing to now have the land rightfully dedicated for burial.

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Agricultural Trainer Elevates Community's Income

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Isaac Lartey is a farmer from Banso-Asuboi and a member of The Hunger Project'-Ghana's Kyempo Epicenter Committee. Since his training as an Argicultural Trainer of Trainers, he has played a major role in educating farmers on improved agricultural practices. Through his work farmers throughout the community are producing more and increasing their incomes.

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Happening Now: Rio+20 A Conversation on Sustainable Development

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This week, world leaders are meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss one of the most universal issues on the global table: the environment. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, will bring together representatives from public and private sectors, and NGOs and government, to address the environment as our global community seeks to end poverty and promote sustainable development.

 
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The Washington Weekly - June 22, 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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Rennovated School Draws Students, Teachers

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Bortene School is located in one of the villages of Enemore Epicenter. THP-Ethiopia, in partnership with the community, made major school renovations last year attracting a large community of students, parents, and teachers.

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Simple Cereal Grinder Increases Efficiency, Builds Community of Women

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With the installation of the grinding mill in Sinkouinssi Epicenter as a part of THP-Burkina Faso's development outreach, women like Panatigri Safiatou spend less time hand-grinding and devote more time to income-generative activities or instructional classes. 

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