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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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Weekly World Wide Wrap-Up - January 6, 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. So, beginning in 2012, we at the THP Blog will 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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21-Year-Old Youth Leader Opens School for Children in Slums

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Tisha is an ambitious 21 year-old woman from Bangladesh. Using her training as a youth leader with THP-Bangladesh, she began her own successful School Under the Sky and empowered the community to take an interest in educating their children.

 

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Epicenter Trainings Empower Woman as Small Farmer, Trainer and Local Leader

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Empowered by HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality trainings, agricultural workshops and loan opportunities at her local epicenter, Mrs. Christine Magoola has become a highly successful small farmer, trainer, advocate and valuable contributing member in her family and community.

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Chair of Education Committee Increases School Resources and Attendance

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As Chairman of his epicenter’s Education Committee, Mr. Saër Diop has advocated for the importance of improved school resources, practices and attendance. Through community mobilization and partnership building, he has successfully secured funding and support for continued primary education in and around his village.

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Chair of Small Farmer Association Benefits from THP Technical Assistance

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Silva Joaquin Ngovene and his neighbors are smallholder farmers in Mozambique. Programmatic support from THP has empowered small farmer associations, like Silva's, with trainings and resources to increase yields and feed communities.

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Agricultural Trainings Lead Single Mother to Prosperous Life of Self-Reliance

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Violet Msusa is a single mother of three children and, following her participating in agricultural trainings and the Microfinance Program of THP-Malawi, is successfully providing for herself and her family.

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