When Awa Ndiaye took out a loan from The Hunger Project-Senegal's Microfinance Program, she was interested in developing a small vegetable trade. Not only did her venture succeed, but in the process, she ended up changing the way many women did business in her village.
It is estimated that at least one out of every three women worldwide have at some point suffered some type of physical or sexual abuse. Violence against girls and women is one of the most virulent and widespread violations of human rights in the world. Read about THP partner, Derare Hirpha, who, with the support of The Hunger Project, was able to persevere and create the life she wanted for herself and her family.
One unfortunate event after another left Jesmeen drained of assets, deprived of a loved one, and with little prospect for improvement. Still, she never gave up hope for a better future. With the help of THP-Bangladesh, Jesmeen conceived a new vision for her life and gained the skills to put it into action.
A Vision, Commitment and Action Workshop with THP-Mexico affected the life of Raquel García Vidaña and those of her fellow community members forever. She discovered a remarkable capacity for change within herself, saying, "It is never too late! It is possible to improve and we are doing it!"
Munanukye Venance began a small venture in animal husbandry, after attending THP-Uganda trainings in 2004. Today his clever business sense has made the diverse and sustainable enterprise a success. He stands as an outstanding example for his community.
David Tetteh became involved with THP in February 2008 and, since then, he has become Vice Chair of his Epicenter Committee. He educates the members of his communities in farming techniques, and on his own farm, David cultivated nine acres of maize during the major farming season, compared to the two acres he planted previously.
Mrs. Kaoui Ziba has been involved with THP in Burkina Faso since September 2006 and never misses any THP activities at her epicenter, Sapouy. She has received trainings in preventative health, literacy and agricultural techniques. She also serves as Vice President of the Epicenter Committee.
Nelida Smith is a trained people's reporter and has taken leadership workshop through our partner organization in Bolivia, ACLO. She says, "In political matters, I could not contribute anything before, but now I feel able to contribute from my experience. I can take more informed positions in public spaces and have a responsibility and commitment to serve others."