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Community Leader Demonstrates Farming Techniques

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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.

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Trained Woman Farmer Uses New Agricultural Techniques

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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.

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Trained Indigenous Reporter Runs for Senate in Bolivia

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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."

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Microfinance Leader Ensures 100 Percent Repayment Rate

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Madame Djalla is president of the Kissamey Epicenter's Microfinance Program Committee. As such, she leads 17 women's groups and has developed a monitoring system to ensure that her group members repay their loans on time.

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Small Farming in Ghana with THP

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Alhakatu Umaru spent too much of her budget buying food and was left with too little to support her small business. Then, a grant from The Hunger Project-Ghana allowed her to make a small investment, with big returns.

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It’s Time for THP! Highlights of Our Annual Gala

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On October 24-25, 2009, more than 400 people gathered from 20 countries around the world to participate in The Hunger Project's annual weekend of events under the theme, "It's Time! Scaling Up THP to Achieve a Hunger-Free Future."

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"Human Chain" Demonstrates Against Hunger in Bangladesh

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Youth in Bangladesh are leading the charge to eradicate hunger. In Dhaka, young THP volunteers formed a "human chain" to commemorate an international event and advocate for progressive change.

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THP Global Board Elects New Chair

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After ten years as Chair of our Global Board of Directors, Dr. Peter Bourne announced his retirement from The Hunger Project's Global Board at its October meeting. The Global Board elected Mr. Steven Sherwood as the new Chair. Mr. Sherwood has been on THP's Global Board for more than seven years, and he is one of THP's highest level investors.

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Woman Delivers Results with THP in India

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Kenchamma's work with The Hunger Project-India quickly showed that she was a natural and capable leader. Though her gender and caste presented her with extra obstacles, she has delivered undeniable results in the community, producing wide-ranging changes benefiting women, the elderly and children.

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Vera Bradley Pledges Support from Market Tote Sales to THP

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The luggage and accessories company, Vera Bradley, has pledged US$10,000 from sales of their exclusive, new, reusable Market Tote bags to THP. The exclusive, eco-friendly bags will be available from October 17 through November 2 at participating retailers.

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