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Bruce Beeren, Director

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web_bruce_beerenBruce Beeren is a fellow of CPA Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and has over 30 years’ experience in the energy industry. He is currently a director of a number of public companies including Origin Energy and Veda Group, and is a Director of the Trustee of the Equipsuper Superannuation Fund.

Diane Grady AM, Chair

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web_Diane_GradyDiane Grady AM is a Director and Chairperson of The Hunger Project Australia. She is on the Board of Directors of Macquarie Group and Pacific Industrial Services, a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company, and Chairman of Ascham School. Diane was formerly a Director of Bluescope Steel, Woolworths, Goodman Group, Lend Lease and The Sydney Opera House. Diane also previously held the role of President of Chief Executive Women (CEW), and chaired the CEW task force that published the ‘CEO Kit for Attracting and Retaining Female Talent’.

Meet Elizabeth

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Elizabeth is a successful entrepreneur. With loans and training from The Hunger Project, she has grown the size of her farming land from 10 to 50 acres. She has also hired people to work for her, and expanded into other businesses like fish, clothes and poultry. Now she can send her kids to school and she’s got the support of her husband, so her whole family is benefiting.

Meet Navali

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Navali is a 24 year old woman living in a remote tribal village in India. Her bold work has achieved remarkable results for her village. She was trained by The Hunger Project and with the skills and confidence she learned, she has worked within the system to get 4 new schools built in her area and to get streetlights installed for better safety for her neighbours. She also successfully campaigned to get a bridge built to replace a road that had been washed away – so that children can get safely to school. This is just the beginning of a better future for young Navali and her community.

Meet Sara

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With a microfinance loan from The Hunger Project, Sara bought 20kg of flour and 10L of cooking oil for her business, bricks to build her house, a pig, a mobile phone, and a bed for her children. Building on this achievement, Sara plans to open a grocery shop and teach her children to be self-sufficient too.

Meet Ranjita

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When she was elected to her local council, The Hunger Project provided training to help Ranjita fight for her rights and improve access to the health for her community. Ranjita managed to get a new health centre for babies and children put into her village, as well as 70 toilets. Her vision is that all girls in her village will get an education.

Meet Romela

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After being trained by The Hunger Project, Romela started her own family garden. The food she grows not only feeds her family but saves them money, and means that she can even sell what’s left over to bring in more income. So that others can do similar things to what Romela has achieved, she decided to start a savings group for women in her village.

Meet Kamla

Meet Kamla

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Kamla’s resilience brought about real change in her village. Kamla was a child bride at 11 and had her first child at 12. Trained by The Hunger Project, she was empowered and learnt negotiation skills, and boosted her self-confidence. This empowered her to solve a local problem: some men in the village were wasting precious family funds at the local illegal liquor shop. Kamla led a peaceful and successful sit-in at the shop, and it was shut down. This meant that these men stopped spending their money on alcohol and abusing their wives and children.