Ghana is rich in natural resources and has one of the strongest emerging economies in Africa. Despite this, most of Ghana's poor live in rural areas without basic services such as health care and clean water. The Hunger Project has been working in Ghana since 1995 and is empowering partners in 49 epicenter communities to end their own hunger and poverty.
Each year, The Hunger Project joins billions of people around the world in celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) to honor and raise a voice for women around the world. Particularly relevant given recent violent acts against women, this year's IWD theme was “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.” On March 8, 2013, thousands of women and men partnered with The Hunger Project around the world to advocate for equality, prosperity and empowerment for all women – see how.
Through the Epicenter Strategy’s food security programs, farmers have achieved higher yields. However, this production needs to be complemented by other activities, especially market access, in order to have the most impact on income from farming and to generate employment. This is where a new partnership with SNV Netherlands Development Organization and Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute comes in.
In 2012, The Non-Formal Education Division agreed to train THP-Ghana staff as Trainers of Trainers to improve literacy courses; farm input distribution was reworked; and Epicenter Committees, District Assemblies and THP-Ghana signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure continuous support for the development and sustainability of epicenters.