Our Results

  • More than 385,000 trained volunteers around the world who are mobilizing millions of others to take self-reliant actions.
  • Through our Epicenter Strategy in Africa, more than 100 clusters of villages have launched village-level projects to generate their own income and build classrooms, food storage facilities and nurses' quarters to ensure ready access to health care.
  • In 2011, 45,000 village partners (about 75% of them women) participated in our Microfinance Program, through which THP disbursed 26,500 loans totaling $2.9 million in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda. Village partners deposted $1.6 million in savings in 2011. Twenty-eight Rural Banks have graduated to operate as their own independent, community-owned and women-led rural financial institutions.
  • 1.1 million people have taken the HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality Workshop, in which they not only learn the facts of AIDS, but also confront and transform the gender-based behaviors that fuel the pandemic.
  • About 80,000 elected women representatives in India have been trained by The Hunger Project and local partner organizations and are speaking out to bring water, health and education to their villages.
  • More than 260,000 trained animators and volunteer youth leaders in Bangladesh are initiating projects such as campaigns against early marriage, dowry and violence against women; education programs for safe drinking water, nutrition and sanitation; birth registration for rural communities; and income-generating activities.
  • In Bangladesh, we catalyzed the formation of a 300-organization alliance that organizes more than 800 events across the country each September in honor of National Girl Child Day, a day to focus on eradicating all forms of discrimination against girl children.