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September 2008 Global Update

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The community leaders we are honoring at the 2008 Africa Prize event are members of a global civil society that is building a better future for all of humanity. The Hunger Project and our partners around the world are also members of that civil society. This newsletter includes highlights from some of these partners, who are creating a world where all people have the opportunity to claim their right to self-reliance, dignity and social justice.

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August 2008: Investor Leadership Trip Report

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Ten investors from New York, Seattle and Southern California visited Chirapaq, our partner organization and Hunger Project family in Peru.

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"We Are Here to Make a Difference:" Women Leaders in Village Panchayats

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This publication is a compilation of the profiles of 51 women leaders who represent the one million elected women leaders in Panchayats who struggle every day to change the development agenda of their villages.

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August 2008 Newsletter: Global Update - First Electronic Newsletter

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We are pleased to bring you our newly formatted electronic newsletter. Each month, we will share highlights of our partners' work and how this is making an enormous difference to their lives.

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July 2008: News from Uttarkhand (India)

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The Hunger Project and Mahila Haat (an Indian organization) co-organized a discussion with women panchayat (local village council) members.

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July 2008 Newsletter: Celebrating Community Leaders Empowering Women

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In October, The Hunger Project will award its coveted Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger to honor Civil Society Leadership for the Empowerment of Women.

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June 2008 Newsletter: The World Food Crisis: The Sustainable Solution

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Hunger is back on the world’s agenda. The rising cost of nearly every staple food, from wheat and maize to soy and rice, has caused food riots to break out in countries such as Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia.

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In Memoriam: Lalita Banavali

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Lalita served on staff of The Hunger Project-India for 17 years, and prior to that she made a career for herself as a teacher of Mathematics and Geography. Lalita played many roles for a lot of us - a mother, mentor, friend, colleague, confidante, fundraiser..... And she leaves her legacy in the many women, men and children you invest in in India and everywhere.

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May 2008 Newsletter: All Politics is Local

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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?

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May 2008: Hunger Project Trained Women Bring Leadership to Gram Sabha in Bihar (India)

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Bimal, Usha Sinha and Usha Singh and I attended four gram sabha’s presided over by three Hunger Project trained mukhyia's and one non-Hunger Project trained mukhyia, over a period of two days.

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