Vicente Paulo Cossa is a member of the epicenter committee in charge of food security. Through the trainings held by The Hunger Project, he has learned a great deal about farming and used this knowledge in his own garden to increase his income.
For years, residents of the Harda District in India were forced to cremate the deceased in an isolated patch of land far from the village or in the neighboring panchayats. In the first Gram Sabha assembly after the Sanjha Manch committee was formed, it was realized that a more convenient piece of land, previously believed to be private, was illegally claimed by a local person in power and that it could be reclaimed. For the community it is a blessing to now have the land rightfully dedicated for burial.
THP-Malawi's Mpingo Epicenter maternity unit was constructed in 2009; however, the facility lacked medical equipment as well as professionally trained staff to oversee deliveries. Since 2011 a partnership has formed resulting in a facility with a four-bed, fully equipped modern delivery room; a 10-bed prenatal ward; and a 10-bed postnatal ward so women can deliver their babies safely.
Isaac Lartey is a farmer from Banso-Asuboi and a member of The Hunger Project'-Ghana's Kyempo Epicenter Committee. Since his training as an Argicultural Trainer of Trainers, he has played a major role in educating farmers on improved agricultural practices. Through his work farmers throughout the community are producing more and increasing their incomes.
With the installation of the grinding mill in Sinkouinssi Epicenter as a part of THP-Burkina Faso's development outreach, women like Panatigri Safiatou spend less time hand-grinding and devote more time to income-generative activities or instructional classes.
Bortene School is located in one of the villages of Enemore Epicenter. THP-Ethiopia, in partnership with the community, made major school renovations last year attracting a large community of students, parents, and teachers.
Noélie is an 18- year-old old student at the Kissamey Epicenter in Benin. On the verge of dropping out of school, Noélie discovered new energy at THP-Benin's youth mobilization initiative for the achievement of the MDGs. She is now able to get financially ready for entering school and continuing her trade activities.
Just 42 days after participating in the mass literacy education launched by THP-Bangladesh animators, Rahima was able to write the Bengali alphabet and has begun practicing by reading newspapers frequently.