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March 2008 Newsletter: Honoring Joan Holmes: A Leader for the 21st Century

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We are thrilled to announce that The Hunger Project's founding president, Joan Holmes, is being honored as one of the Women's eNews 21 Leaders of the 21st Century.

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March 2008: International Woman's Day in Senegal

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More than 300 women coming from 12 villages of the Sanar Epicenter took an active part in an International Women's Day celebration on Mark 15. The theme was "Financing advocacy of gender equality."

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March 2008: Two Million Women Leaders and Counting

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The International Museum of Women's website has featured a virtual exhibit entitled, "Two Million Women Leaders and Counting," which documents The Hunger Project's work.

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March 2008: Jill Lester Visits The Hunger Project - India

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In March 2008, Jill Lester traveled to India, the country of The Hunger Project's first program, to meet many of our colleagues and partners and see first-hand the inspirational work we do on the ground.

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February 2008: The Hunger Project-Bangladesh Holds its 9th Animator Reunion Amid Great Enthusiasm

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At the 9th Animator Reunion in Bangladesh, 15,000 volunteer animators from various regions of the country reaffirmed their pledge to help transform Bangladesh to an ideal state free from hunger, injustice, and corruption.

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February 2008 Newsletter: New Hope in Rural Mexico

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Mexico's poverty is concentrated in its rural villages where the only hope to get ahead is to migrate to the US and send money home. The Hunger Project envisons the creation of another future: economically vibrant rural communities that express Mexico's rich cultural heritage.

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February 2008: Radhia Adivasi: A Courageous and Powerful Elected Woman Representative (India)

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Radhia Adivasi is the sarpanch (village governing council chairperson) at the Chak Dehi village. She is a tribal woman, which means she faces all the marginalization and exclusion that Dalits, also known as untouchables, experience.

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February 2008: Investor Leadership Trip to Benin

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A total of 17 participants took part in the Benin Investor Trip from February 3-8, 2008 to visit three epicenters in Avlamè, Ouissi and Zakpot.

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January 2008 Newsletter: Welcome, Jill Lester and Highlights of 2007

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The Hunger Project welcomes their new CEO, Jill Lester, a highly successful executive from Australia with senior experience in government, the private sector, and nonprofit governance.

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January 2008: Scale-up in the Eastern Region of Ghana

This report covers the achievements and lessons learned from the first half of Year Two of the Robertson Challenge - a five year commitment to demonstrate that the successful Epicenter Strategy of The Hunger Project can be taken to national scale through an initial exercise in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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