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.
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.
THP-México arrived in the village of Morelos in 2010 and from the start, Simona was present in every Hunger Project workshop. It took a few days for her to gain confidence, but gradually she began to express her feelings, discovering that these feelings where very similar to those of other women in the village. Now she feels safer and more united with the women and the men of her village.
Josefina Martínez was once reliant upon family members living in Zacatecas for money to buy food and support her children. Now, she has a highly successful plant nursery that allows her to provide for her family and serve as an example in her community.
Juana was orphaned at the age of 11 and in between working at a local bakery to support her younger siblings, she studied at night to be a medical assistant. In 2008, Juana joined THP partner organization, Chirapaq, in Peru and, together with women from her community, began a small business selling guinea pigs. She was so successful in business that she has since advocated at a national forum for the rights of entrepreneurial women.
Tisha is an ambitious 21 year-old woman from Bangladesh. Using her training as a youth leader with THP-Bangladesh, she began her own successful School Under the Sky and empowered the community to take an interest in educating their children.
Empowered by HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality trainings, agricultural workshops and loan opportunities at her local epicenter, Mrs. Christine Magoola has become a highly successful small farmer, trainer, advocate and valuable contributing member in her family and community.