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This is Rukmani, oppressed and discriminated against for most of her life through no other reason than being born a woman into a system she now works to overcome.

She holds a position of power, being elected as a Sarpunch (head) of her Panchayat (village). This quiet thinker and the elected leader turned up to her first village council meetings and was made to sit on the dirt floor even though the others sat on chairs.

This humiliating act would stop many of us but through her training with The Hunger Project, she developed confidence that had her take on the system and break down the beliefs and barriers of discrimination. She is now focused on supporting the most vulnerable women in her community – pensioners and single mothers.”

Your investment in The Hunger Project goes to empowering people like Rukmani to break the cycle of poverty and be leaders for the end of hunger in their communities.