Stories of Success
The food bank promotes local food security by providing farmers with a safe place to store their grains during the off-season.
At just 10 years old, Namukasa is investing in her own education and future after participating in The Hunger Project-Uganda’s training on microfinance.
Moises shares his story of how he has transformed his condition from one of poverty to one of self-confidence and empowerment.
Kuntala is mobilizing her community to end violence against women and empower the women around her to run for local office.
“I thought that, as a woman, I would be unable to do any of these things, but now I see that I am part of a Community Vision,” says 78-year-old Esperanza.
Jackson Chimangeni lives in Kauma Village near the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. For many years, Jackson, like several of the residents of Kauma Village, relied on wildlife poaching for his income. By participating with The Hunger Project-Malawi, Jackson and his neighbors gained education and skills to lift themselves out of poverty while protecting the wildlife reserve for future generations to come.
Kazi has dedicated her life to helping others. She is now campaigning to end child marriage and improve health and nutrition in her community.
At Lahotan Epicenter in central Benin, The Hunger Project-Benin is working with the local community to staff and expand a small health clinic. Fathimath, the epicenter midwife, and Justin, a chairperson on the epicenter health committee, are working together to promote the clinic’s health services and nutritional education in their community.
Rajkumari Kewat is a second-term Panch, or ward member, from the Gujred Panchayat (village) in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India. Rajkumari represents and is committed to improving the lives of over one thousand individuals in her role as ward member. Recently, Rajkumari has overcome many challenges to achieve total sanitation coverage for her community.
Ssisa Rachel, 56, began her career as a nursery school teacher. When The Hunger Project-Uganda arrived in her village of Nalondo B, in the Mbale Epicenter in eastern Uganda, Ssisa was one of the first to participate in activities and training sessions. Driven by her passion for education and children, Ssisa contributed many ideas and innovations to improving local schools, including her own.