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Microfinance Program Allows for a World of Opportunities

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Yabre Belemgnegre, from the Vowogdo Epicenter in Burkina Faso, disuccess the impact of the Microfinance Program on her life and on the lives of the women in her community.

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University Student Working to Educate Children

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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.

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Determined Elected Woman Improves Education and Sanitation in Her Community

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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.

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THP-Australia Partners with hike4hunger in Honor of World Food Day

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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.

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Access to Microfinance and Training Increases Farmer's Harvest from 6 kg to 3,000 kg

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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.

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Die entscheidenden 1000 Tage (1,000 Days Change a Life)

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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.

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Rural Bank at Mbarara Epicenter Gains Official Recognition

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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.

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Secretary of State Clinton Launches 1,000 Days Movement

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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.

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Reclaiming Indigenous Power

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Clelia Regina Rivero works with Chirapaq, The Hunger Project's partner organization in Peru, to reclaim the rights and language of indigenous peoples in Peru.

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Sarojini Naidu Prize Jury Selects 2010 Winners

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On September 15, 2010, the Jury for the The Hunger Project's Sarojini Naidu Prize for Best Reporting on Women in Panchayati Raj met to decide the 2010 winners. The Prize is awarded annually in India with the aim of encouraging the press to energetically and prominently report the breakthroughs and success stories of women's leadership.

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