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Ghana: Eight New Epicenter Buildings Near Completion in Eastern Region

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As part of the scale-up program, the construction of eight new epicenter buildings is expected to be completed in June. More than 20,000 people were trained in THP Vision, Commitment and Action Workshops over the last six months.

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Ethiopia: New Water Facilities and Growing Grain Reserves

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Epicenters continue to collect and store grain and potato reserves, while forging ahead with children's education programs. There is much activity in the construction of water supplies, with the Jaldu Water Supply Project and four new health posts and improved sanitation facilities.

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Burkina Faso: Restocking Food Banks to Maximum Capacity

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Overcoming the challenges of insufficient rainfall and the global food crisis, THP-Burkina Faso has filled epicenter food stores from 25% to 100%, and has established a partnership with the Government that includes support for new literacy centers, of which 174 have already been opened.

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Benin: Bétérou Epicenter Inaugurated and Food Banks Filled to Capacity

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The completion of Bétérou Epicenter was celebrated in an inauguration ceremony in March, while the food banks at all eight Benin epicenters have reached full capacity. Self-reliance is moving ahead with emphasis on diversifying income sources and the use of local, organic fertilizers. Loan repayment rates have achieved 100% at most epicenters.

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Epicenter Community Provides Safe Water to 6,000 Villagers

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This project, undertaken in partnership with Rotary International, other local Rotary Clubs in Ethiopia and The Hunger Project, will supply clean tap water to over 6,000 of our grassroots partners who once suffered endemic waterborne disease.

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Ethiopia: Epicenter Food Banks Help in Time of Drought

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Ethiopia engaged in major activities toward our objective of ending hunger, specifically in the area of epicenter farms, food bank activities and improving household food production.

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Malawi: Significant Progress in HIV/AIDS Awareness, Food Security and Access to Basic Health Services

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). In the reporting period, over 300 metric tons of food was stored in epicenter food banks, ensuring food security. A total of 27,711 female condoms have been distributed, along with voluntary counseling and testing services, contributing to HIV/AIDS awareness.

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Burkina Faso: Substantial Accomplishments in Crop Yields and Educational Programs

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Emphasis on food security, health and education has created extensive progress. Crop yields have increased by 40 percent, over four thousand women and men have been educated in preventative health and 115 literacy centers were opened.

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Benin: Food Banks Help to Ensure Food Security in Epicenter Communities

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). Amidst the challenge of the world food crisis, most Hunger Project-Benin epicenter food banks are fully stocked to ensure the food security of the communities.

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Uganda: Strong Partnerships with Government and Other Organizations

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Update to the Global Board (October 2008). The Hunger Project-Uganda takes pride in the continued good working relationship, partnership and support from other organizations and relevant government authorities at both local and national levels.

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