All members of a thriving and active civil society, the five finalists for the 2008 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger are working tirelessly and selflessly to provide opportunities to African women. Their work ensures that families are healthier, more children go to school, incomes increase and communities are self-reliant. The exceptional leadership of such women helps bring us closer to realizing the end of hunger and poverty.
The Hunger Project's intervention for gender equality is designed to empower Africa's most important - yet least supported producers. Through a systematic program of training and microfinance, AWFFI (now known as the Microfinance Program) empowers women food farmers to be real economic players in their villages. Read more about the program.