Our Stories

Meet Hadijja, one of our Elected Epicentre Leaders.
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Naigaga Hadijja Bagalana is a mother of five children and married to an agriculturist. They come from Bukona parish in Uganda and live about 4 miles from the Iganga Epicentre. Hadijja joined The Hunger Project in 2003. She says before The Hunger Project came with its  programs in microfinance, women’s empowerment and food security, she…

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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…

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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…

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Meet Koushalya
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Koushalya’s actions in her village have benefitted 1200 people. From her village, people have to walk 6km through the jungle to the main road and then another 5km to town to get the rice quota allocated to them by the government. The prospect of this dangerous trip meant many families missed out on their quota.…

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Meet Shamima
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Shamima used to be a shy housewife who never even dreamed about stepping outside her home, let alone being a role model in her community. But after being trained by The Hunger Project in women’s leadership, she mobilised 34 villagers to tackle the horrific custom of child marriage – and now have zero child marriages…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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