Mrs. Marième Harouna Ba has been an influential community leader for over ten years. When the post for director of the community radio station became vacant, Marième knew that she could compete for the position against two men, despite the fact that the radio had never been led by a woman. Marième states that it was her experiences with THP-Senegal that motivated her to seek out the position.
Meher Nazmun, known as Tisha, works with The Hunger Project-Bangladesh and the Youth Ending Hunger unit at her university to educate the impoverished families and children of her community. "Since becoming a youth leader, I have learnt a lot about life, a lot about social responsibility, and a lot about the importance of setting an example for others," says Tisha.
Raja Mari is president of her village council. "Participating in The Hunger Project's Women's Leadership Workshop gave me self-confidence, motivation and courage," she says. During her three years in office Raja has focused primarly on education and sanitation.
Hike4hunger commemorates United Nations World Food Day on October 16 by encouraging others to join or initiate personal pilgrimages, symbolic walks of solidarity ending at a place of significance. This year, hike4hunger is partnering with The Hunger Project-Australia.
Theresa Sekyere, a farmer in Ghana, explains that through The Hunger Project's Microfinance Program and other training, she increased the size of her farm, and is now able to pay her children's school fees.
Die Bewegung „1000 Days“ hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, gegen die Unterernährung von Kindern in den ersten 1000 Lebenstagen zu kämpfen. Um sicherzustellen, dass Kindern und deren Familien ein gesunder Start ins Leben ermöglicht wird, schlossen sich mehrere Organisationen zusammen – neben dem Hunger Projekt u.a. Save the Children, Brot für die Welt, Interaction und World Vision.
In late August 2010, Mbarara Epicenter became the sixth Rural Bank in Uganda — and the twenty-first in Africa — to gain official government recognition. Such recognition is the ultimate objective of The Hunger Project's Microfinance Program, which operates in eight countries in Africa.
The Hunger Project is part of this global movement to reduce child undernutrition. At the launch event in New York City this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thanked The Hunger Project along with several of our partner organizations for our role in establishing the thousanddays.org website.