The Hunger Project-New Zealand was formed in 1984, and since then has built up a loyal group of forward-thinking Kiwi investors and supporters who are committed to standing in solidarity with women and men living in poverty and hunger in the developing world. Many investors have sustained their support for over ten years, believing in the continued relevancy of the bottom-up empowerment model used by the organization.
Tanisha Singh, a second-generation activist and investor is representing The Hunger Project-New Zealand as part of a Hunger Project delegation joining 180 young people from organisations around the world attending the 13th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
In June 2013, staff and volunteers of The Hunger Project-New Zealand were delighted to host Betsy Deisroth, Vice President for Advancement in Auckland from New York. Over the course of two evening events, Betsy inspired and encouraged local activism towards the end of chronic hunger, and updated Kiwi supporters on the impact their work is having around the world.
For over two decades, veteran activist and Aucklander, Shirley Hardwick, has been working to end global hunger. If you were in intermediate school in the eighties in New Zealand, there is a good chance that, during geography class, you saw an educational video on chronic persistent hunger which Shirley had sent to the teacher.