Our year in numbers

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Our year in numbers around the world



  • 15.9 million people reached across 12,900 communities
  • 41 Epicentre communities now self-reliant – home to 700,000 people!
  • 444,000 Animators trained to lead change in their communities
  • $80 million savings in our Microfinance loan program in Africa
  • 1 million children vaccinated against preventable diseases
  • See more in our 2018 Annual Report 


Our year in numbers in Australia



  • Through the #OpenForBusiness Christmas campaign, the funds raised could provide 1,946 women with microfinance loans and financial literacy training
  • Over 25 events around Australia, including 4 Animator Collective events in QLD, WA, NSW and VIC
  • 38 Animators went on 3 Leadership Immersion Programs  to experience our work
  • 12 partners participated in our Unleashed campaign raising $108,000 to educate and empower women so they can end hunger for themselves, their families and their communities
  • 29 people served on our Boards including 9 people who joined our new Youth Board
  • 5 Australian-funded Epicentre communities reached Self-Reliance — Sanar (Senegal), Mbale (Uganda), Chokwe (Mozambique), Wurib (Ethiopia) and Bougue (Burkina-Faso)


Faces of The Hunger Project



Behind each of these numbers is our global community of people working within their own communities for the end of hunger. Here are the top five stories of people we want to share: