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.
As Chairman of his epicenter’s Education Committee, Mr. Saër Diop has advocated for the importance of improved school resources, practices and attendance. Through community mobilization and partnership building, he has successfully secured funding and support for continued primary education in and around his village.
Silva Joaquin Ngovene and his neighbors are smallholder farmers in Mozambique. Programmatic support from THP has empowered small farmer associations, like Silva's, with trainings and resources to increase yields and feed communities.
Violet Msusa is a single mother of three children and, following her participating in agricultural trainings and the Microfinance Program of THP-Malawi, is successfully providing for herself and her family.
Geletea Gonfa began working at Jaldu Epicenter in Ethiopia when it first opened in 2005 as a way to support his wife and son. His demonstrated passion and commitment to the progress of the community have since empowered him to take leadership roles in the epicenter.