Ms. Khady Seck is chair of a microfinance women's group in Diokoul Epicenter in Senegal. Empowered by the epicenter trainings, Khady has also taken on the position of counselor to the village women and coordinated the shared maintenance of the local environment, reducing rates of diseases like malaria.
My name is Mrs. Lénindou Agbognihoue. It is because of the lessons I learned from Vision, Commitment and Action workshops at [my] epicenter that I had the courage and strength to take care of myself and the future of my children.
Elizabeth Godia is a 35-year-old widow and one of The Hunger Project's partners in Malawi who is living with HIV and took part in the Microfinance Program. Elizabeth is now independently able to provide for her six children.
Agnes Adjei from Anukpenya, Manstekope Epicenter in Ghana mobilizes her fellow partners to generate income and thrive as a community through the Microfinance Program. "My wish is to be economically self-reliant and to help our economically active poor women to do the same," she says.
Kibe Guta, a 28-year-old woman from Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia who participates in THP's Microfinance Program. She now provides food, clothing and school costs for her children. “Today, I raise my head up with confidence and can exemplify the result of hard work," she says.
We at The Hunger Project stand in solidarity with our colleagues, their families and all the people of Japan during the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and express our hopes and desires for the rapid resolution of these crises.
On this 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, The Hunger Project would like to honor all of the women in our investor family, who are standing in partnership with their sisters around the world. Some of them have shared their thoughts with us on what their participation means to them.