A Vision, Commitment and Action Workshop with THP-Mexico affected the life of Raquel García Vidaña and those of her fellow community members forever. She discovered a remarkable capacity for change within herself, saying, "It is never too late! It is possible to improve and we are doing it!"
David Tetteh became involved with THP in February 2008 and, since then, he has become Vice Chair of his Epicenter Committee. He educates the members of his communities in farming techniques, and on his own farm, David cultivated nine acres of maize during the major farming season, compared to the two acres he planted previously.
Madame Djalla is president of the Kissamey Epicenter's Microfinance Program Committee. As such, she leads 17 women's groups and has developed a monitoring system to ensure that her group members repay their loans on time.
Nelida Smith is a trained people's reporter and has taken leadership workshop through our partner organization in Bolivia, ACLO. She says, "In political matters, I could not contribute anything before, but now I feel able to contribute from my experience. I can take more informed positions in public spaces and have a responsibility and commitment to serve others."
Mrs. Kaoui Ziba has been involved with THP in Burkina Faso since September 2006 and never misses any THP activities at her epicenter, Sapouy. She has received trainings in preventative health, literacy and agricultural techniques. She also serves as Vice President of the Epicenter Committee.
Alhakatu Umaru spent too much of her budget buying food and was left with too little to support her small business. Then, a grant from The Hunger Project-Ghana allowed her to make a small investment, with big returns.
Kenchamma's work with The Hunger Project-India quickly showed that she was a natural and capable leader. Though her gender and caste presented her with extra obstacles, she has delivered undeniable results in the community, producing wide-ranging changes benefiting women, the elderly and children.
Srimoti Diti Adash's community was plagued by hunger, poor sanitation and lack of clean water. In 2008 she was mobilized by THP-Bangladesh's animators. Now Srimoti is committed to tackling these issues and others by inspiring self-reliant action in her community.
Derare Hirpha, a 37-year-old married mother of six is a Jaldu Epicenter Committee member and secretary of the management committee for the Rural Bank. When she was young, she was abducted, forced to marry her abductor and lost all hopes of an education. Thanks to THP, Derare has returned to reading and writing, is learning business management, generating her own income and owns various assets.
Rami Devi Nai is an elected representative in her village council in India. She notes every action she takes in her log book using drawings. You have the opportunity to match her courage and leadership.