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.
On this, the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, The Hunger Project is excited to announce the formal launching of the Unleashed Women Leaders Initiative — a new multi-year funding initiative to focus our attention and resources on the fact that empowering women's leadership is the key to ending hunger.
On March 8, 2011, THP will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day. This year's theme calls for universal "equal access to education, training and technology: pathways to decent work for women." Read how THP works in rural regions to empower women with the skills to pursue their own, equal opportunities.
In February 2011, 16 Hunger Project investors from Australia, Canada, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Senegal and the United States visited THP's work in India. A Hunger Project staff member shares the experience.
We are thrilled to announce that Dionne Warwick will be on the upcoming season (beginning March 6) of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice" on behalf of The Hunger Project! Contestants will not be vying for a job with Donald Trump; instead, the business-savvy celebrity contestants will be working towards a greater goal as they raise money for their various charities throughout the season.
Public sexual harassment, known as "eve teasing," has become one of the most highlighted issues in Bangladesh in recent years. In response, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh has partnered with the country's largest call-center company to provide a helpline for women.