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5 THP themed Christmas gifts that give back

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This festive season there are many ways you can give back to The Hunger Project. Some of our generous partners have come up with some amazing Christmas gifts that will suit everyone including those who are hardest to buy for. Decjuba THP Tote Bags – $9.95 Decjuba has done it again! They’ve created a simple…

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#It Takes A Village to send a girl to school

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When a girl is given the opportunity to go to school, everything changes. Like what changes, you ask? For a girl in Bangladesh education can:   However, a girl can’t do it on her own – it takes a village. Entire villages get together in the areas where The Hunger Project works in Bangladesh to…

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International Day of the Girl 2018

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Since 2000, Bangladesh has celebrated National Girl Child Day each September 30. It has been chosen as one day of the annual Children’s Rights Week. Actions are organised at both the national and local levels. In 2012, the United Nations officially designated October 11 as the first International Day of the Girl. For as long as girls are…

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Farmer by trade and tradition; generous by nature 

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The power of The Hunger Project is driven in large part by the generosity of investors in Australia and globally – strategically paired with the time and energy invested by our village partners. Ivan Halbert has been investing in THP consistently for more than 20 years, and recently gave his largest investment ever. We spoke to Ivan from his humble one-bedroom flat in Perth about his lifelong commitment to…

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Hitting new milestones

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190+ people over the past five years have raised more than $2.1 million through participating in THP’s unique individual leadership immersion programs in Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Ghana, India and Bangladesh. Breaking the $2 million mark for the first time is cause for celebration! This is an enormous collective effort, and these funds translate into real,…

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Positive results in Bangladesh

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One of the programs run by THP in Bangladesh builds the capacity of elected women, focused on two core areas: 1) to challenge gender inequality and violence against women, and 2) enabling women to effectively participate in local politics. The program – called POWER for Political Participation for Women for Equal Rights – raises awareness…

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Meet Zebiba

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24 year old Zebiba in an Unleashed Woman. She lives with her husband and their one year old son. They live in the highlands of Ethiopia, far from hospitals, health clinics and other services. Living in such a remote area meant Zebiba never learnt how to cook and prepare nutritional and healthy food for her…

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Meet Louise

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Louise is from a small village in Benin, West Africa. She lives with her six children and her husband, who works the land and grows corn.    In the past, Louise wasn’t allowed to participate in decision-making, either in her own home or the community – simply for being a woman. Traditional cultural practices meant Louise didn’t…

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Meet the Champiti community

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The Champiti community in Malawi used to live in chronic hunger and poverty. Dennis is a member of Champiti and he said his entire community was suffering terribly. There were no roads and the nearest hospital was two days’ walk away. “Pregnant women would attempt to walk to the hospital but go into labour on…

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Meet Amina

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Amina used to live in chronic hunger. She could not see any way out of the repetitive daily struggle to survive. She had no hope for the future. Her life involved spending days gather wood, walking for hours to collect water, and back-breaking work in the fields to try and grow enough food to feed…

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