Throughout the developing world, people at the local level are struggling to meet their basic needs. Does our community have access to clean water? Is there a health clinic nearby where I can take my sick child?
It is my great real pleasure to provide the Board with my first report. As I've expressed to gatherings of Hunger Project staff and supporters around the world, I consider my appointments to be a real gift.
The Hunger Project's approach of mobilizing rural communities to solve their own problems using their own resources has proven to be a very effective and well adapted way to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
During 2007 and the early months of 2008, Bolivia has faced critical challenges in two arenas: political unrest and civil strife surrounding the process of constitutional reform; and severe drought and floods resulting from La Niña/El Niño Cycle.
The Hunger Project has made major strides in its most ambitious program to date: mobilizing women and men across the Eastern Region of Ghana to create epicenters within walking distance of every villager.
The Hunger Project works in partnership with Chirapaq to strengthen and empower a network of 30 indigenous women's organizations. Primarily under women's leadership, these organizations have promoted access to opportunities and the exercise of women's and indigenous rights.