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Strengthening the Capacity of Small Farmers

We are at the threshold of an extraordinary opportunity. In July, world leaders made an unparalleled financial commitment to end world hunger at the G8 summit. They agreed to provide $20 billion over three years for a Food Security Initiative that will support rural development in developing countries. THP's low-cost strategies are indeed just the type of approach that world leaders have embraced. Read more »

Harnessing the Creativity and Power of Youth

More than 1.5 billion of the world's people are between the ages of 10 and 25, and the majority of them live in the developing world. More than half of these young people live in poverty. As the world financial crisis deepens and extends poverty, young people are finding it ever more difficult to enter the workforce or get involved in some form of sustainable livelihood. THP believes in harnessing the creativity, energy and power of these young women and men. Read more »

Ensuring Access to Safe Drinking Water

Without water, life could not exist; it is one of life's most fundamental basic needs. Without water, food can not grow. Yet an estimated 1 billion people still do not have access to safe drinking water; 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation services; and 2.8 billion live in river basins with some form of water scarcity. The provision of safe drinking water is one of the topmost priorities of our programs in every region where we work. Read more »

Working in Harmony with Nature

People living in conditions of hunger and poverty in the developing world are primarily food farmers, and their well-being is most closely tied to the natural environment. They are among the most vulnerable to environmental destruction and climate change, yet, they have contributed the least to both processes. Building more resilient communities that can cope with such challenges is at the heart of The Hunger Project's approach. Read more »

Stopping Violence against Women and Girls

Violence against women takes a devastating toll on families, communities and society as a whole. This is why The Hunger Project has placed empowering women at the very heart of our strategy. It is not only imperative to end violence against women from a human rights perspective, but it is absolutely essential to achieve the end of hunger and poverty in our world. Read more »

Rural Women Are Creating a Better Future for All: What Will You Do in 2009?

It is the beginning of a new year, a time when many of us contemplate changes to improve our health, careers or relationships. Some of us may even be thinking of how we might make changes to improve our community or our world. For people living in hunger and poverty, just surviving is a daily struggle. And this struggle is endured most by rural women, who make up the majority of the world's poor and who bear almost all responsibility for meeting the basic needs of their families. Read more »

Financial Crisis Will Hit the World's Poorest Hard: Make the Most of Your Money by Investing in People

The current financial climate is extremely challenging for all, but its impact on the developing world, including on our partners in Africa, South Asia and Latin America, will be even greater. The Hunger Project intervenes at the point of highest leverage: by building the capacity of the people who are experiencing the adverse effects of this crisis, whose lives have already been made hard from poverty and hunger. Read more »

A Sustainable Solution to Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

According to the recently released United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals, progress made toward ending hunger and abject poverty may be derailed. Higher prices for food and oil and the global economic slowdown are driving many people deeper into poverty. The Hunger Project's approach builds self-reliant communities at the grassroots level so they have greater resilience and capacity to meet these challenges and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Read more »