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Question for Readers: What Inspires You to Give Back?

As a reader of this blog we know you are a socially-minded world citizen. You give back locally and you may even give back globally. What we want to know is: why. Share your inspirations and reasons for giving back in the comments of this post. We would love to hear you! Read More

Top 10 Trends of 2011 for Ending Hunger and Poverty


Despite a continuing global financial crisis and large-scale disasters, the world community made significant progress last year in areas vital to ending hunger and poverty, including the widespread adoption of women-centered approaches, for which THP has long advocated. Check out THP Executive Vice President John Coonrod's top ten list of the world's key trends.

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2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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"The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas." Follow along with tweets, pictures, videos and blog posts from the Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland January 25-29, 2012. Powered by Storify.

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How THP Celebrated World AIDS Day 2011

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December 1, 2011 was World AIDS Day – a day when women, men and children of all walks around the world stand together to declare their ongoing commitment to ending the epidemic that is HIV/AIDS. The theme of World AIDS Day 2011 was an ambitions hard-line message:  “Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS-related deaths.” Learn more about how our programs in Senegal, Uganda and Ghana celebrated the day.

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THP-Mexico's December 2011 Newsletter: Building Bridges


Read The Hunger Project-Mexico's December 2011 newsletter, which gives highlights about: an investor trip from Sweden and the United States; a bridge built by village partners in Zacatecas; celebrating international days of significance through a radio program; participatory rural appraisal in Oaxaca; and other THP-Mexico partnerships. 

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Scaling Up the Epicenter Strategy in Ghana


In 2006, we launched our Scale-Up Initiative in Ghana. The goal: to implement our Epicenter Strategy in Africa on a large enough scale so that it could be proven as a successful, cost-effective and replicable model that could be expanded and adopted by governments in their national development plans. All 36 epicenters have now been constructed and significant progress is being made on all fronts within the epicenter communities in terms of the provision of health care, food production and more!

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IFPRI's 2011 Global Hunger Index

The 2011 Global Hunger Index from the International Food Policy Research Institute says that, though hunger has declined in the last 20 years, it still remains "serious" with Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia facing the greatest risk. Interactive map after the jump.

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From Orphan to National Advocate for the Rights of Entrepreneurial Women

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Juana was orphaned at the age of 11 and in between working at a local bakery to support her younger siblings, she studied at night to be a medical assistant. In 2008, Juana joined THP partner organization, Chirapaq, in Peru and, together with women from her community, began a small business selling guinea pigs. She was so successful in business that she has since advocated at a national forum for the rights of entrepreneurial women.

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One Plant Nursery Provides for a Family and Empowers a Community

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Josefina Martínez was once reliant upon family members living in Zacatecas for money to buy food and support her children. Now, she has a highly successful plant nursery that allows her to provide for her family and serve as an example in her community.

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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 17, 2012

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Our world is on the brink of change – change for the better. New policies, new ideas and new technology bring us ever closer to the end of poverty, disease and hunger each day. But with these rapid changes comes a deluge of information. To ease your daily reading, we at the THP Blog bring you a weekly/bi-weekly wrap-up of the world wide web of international development. Check out this week’s hot topics.

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