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2011: A Year in Review

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It’s been quite a year for us at The Hunger Project and for the development community as a whole. Agriculture, gender equality and sustainability, all fundamental elements of THP programs, are taking center stage and we couldn’t be more excited for the coming year. But first, a look back at 2011.

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What You Read in 2011

This year we awarded the prestigious Africa Prize, took part in a resurgence of gender equality in international development discussions and reported on the drought in Africa. See what stories and posts topped your reading lists in 2011.

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Program Innovations from THP-Benin in 2011

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During 2011, The Hunger Project-Benin strengthened its Youth Mobilization Initiatives, developed inivative agricultural programs such as Moringa ++, and expanded partnership and advocacy efforts. Read the full report.

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100-Year-Old Partner Frequents Epicenter Health Clinic

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Georgette Belemsigri is over 100 years old and an active member at Vowogdo Epicenter in Burkina Faso. Learn more about how she accesses the epicenter health clinic.

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Meet Andrés Arau!

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We would like to introduce you to a member of our global team! Today we meet Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Andrés Arau! He joined The Hunger Project-Mexico in 2009 and is interviewed here by fellow THP staffer, Carolyn Ramsdell.

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Shift Your Holiday Gifts to End Hunger

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Looking for a meaningful way to celebrate the holidays? Tired of receiving gifts you may not want or need? This year, you can celebrate by shifting the money your friends and family may have spent on gifts you don't want or need to The Hunger Project. Use Shift My Gift to let your loved ones know your holiday wish this year: the end of hunger and poverty!

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VIDEO: News Coverage of Free HIV Screenings at Burkina Faso Epicenter

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On May 14, 2011,The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso partnered with local health groups to organize a two-day educational campaign for HIV/AIDS, followed by free testing and free medical consultations. Watch local news coverage of the event.

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Human Rights Day 2011

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December 10, 2011 is Human Right Day. On this day we join together to recognize that, "human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values."

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Microcredit: Meeting its Goals?

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The recently released Microcredit Summit Campaign Report 2012 indicates development efforts will be unable to ensure that 100 million families rise above the US$1.25 a day threshold by 2015. Their main reasons for this "humbling realization": the challenge of measuring poverty and the profound transformation that is required for someone to graduate out of poverty.

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World AIDS Day 2011

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The Hunger Project is in a unique position to make a difference. We have experience in mobilizing the courageous grassroots-level leadership willing and able to confront the gender issues fueling the spread of the disease. We then connect these rural leaders with local and national governments and other partner organizations to implement life-saving HIV/AIDS programs. 

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