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HOW MICROFINANCE IS ENDING HUNGER AND TRANSFORMING LIVES IN MALAWI Sara knows the heartache of poverty and hunger all too well. It used to be a daily struggle to provide her two children with even one meal a day. Too often they had to go without. The small income she earned from her fritters business…

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THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, HUNGER HAS NOW ENDED FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN ENEMOR ETHIOPIA The Hunger Project first started working with the Enemor community in 2009. At that time the community faced huge challenges. There was no infrastructure: no hospitals, schools or running water. The community lived in chronic hunger and poverty. “THE RIVER WATER…

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Stories from a day in Uganda

Mark La Brooy was one of the participants on the 2030 Leaders Program. He has shared some stories from his trip. “Anne was the first lady we met. She was a mix of sadness and fear but with a glimmer of hope. Anne and her husband like many in Uganda are subsistence farmers, who rely…

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Meet Rukmani

This is Rukmani, oppressed and discriminated against for most of her life through no other reason than being born a women into a system she now works to overcome. She holds a position of power, being elected as aSarpunch (head) of her Panchayat (village). This quiet She holds a position of power, being elected as…

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Meet Razia

After being forced to marry at 14, Razia from Bangladesh, was denied an education and was forced to stay at home and provide for her husband and children. After being trained by The Hunger Project, Razia was empowered with the knowledge of how to change her situation. She started a women’s self-help group in her community, set…

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Meet Christina

Christina from Malawi couldn’t afford to feed her family or send her children to school before The Hunger Project came to her village. Since then, Christina has received several microfinance loans from The Hunger Project and now she has a thriving shop in her community. She says, “I used my first loans to create a…

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Meet Kenchamma

Meet Kenchamma, a non-literate Dalit (the lowest caste) woman from Southern India. Kenchamma was selected to join her local council after her family members registered her name because they assumed she’d step aside and let them make all of the decisions. No one thought Kenchamma would actually attend the meetings and they didn’t even tell…

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Meet Amina

Amina is from a remote community in Ghana, where hunger and poverty was a daily reality, and people lived hand-to-mouth, sometimes going without meals. After being trained by The Hunger Project, Amina developed a vision for her community where women are respected leaders and have access to microfinance loans. To achieve her dream, she stepped up to lead…

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Meet Joyce

The Champiti community has identified early marriage as an issue that they need to take further action on ahead of achieving the targets they’ve set themselves for self-reliance. Early marriage forces many girls to drop out of school, and their future prospects are severely limited as a result. Joyce is a 14-year-old girl who lives…

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Meet Rejeya Khatun from Naopara

Rejeya Khatun is from Naopara, a village in the Meherpur district of Bangladesh. She was born and grew up in a lower middle class family. Her father was the only family member earning an income, through farming. Her parents had wanted to educate their daughter, but were unable to, due to their financial situation. They…

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