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Africa

From the ‘village frontlines’: Life under lockdown

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We were delighted to host an insightful and informative discussion between Rowlands Kaotcha (THP Global VP and Southern Africa Regional Director) and Diane Grady AM (Chair of The Hunger Project Australia) this week about life on the ‘village frontlines’ in the context of COVID-19. For those of you who weren’t able to join, you can catch up by watching the recording…

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An update on our response to COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges for the continuation and progress of The Hunger Project’s work throughout Africa, India and Bangladesh. Our innovative and integrated model of community-led development means that communities are empowered with the skills and knowledge needed to adapt and shift to challenging contexts and events with continued support and capacity…

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Meet Jessie.

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Jessie is 41 years old and lives in the Nsondole community in Malawi. Jessie and her husband have five children. “My number one vision is to educate my children,” she says. Jessie has been receiving farm input loans from The Hunger Project since 2017. With these loans, she has been able to purchase seeds to…

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Stopping as Success — Mbale Epicentre Community Celebrates Self-Reliance.

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Although stopping may not always be seen as a mark of success, there are some cases where The Hunger Project knows that we have reached success when we do stop. As our Epicentre communities in Africa reach Self-Reliance, we can begin to exit the community. The Hunger Project continues to monitor and evaluate Self-Reliant communities…

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Meet Cheikh Diouf.

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Originally published by The Hunger Project Nederland.  Cheikh Diouf from Ndié has been a member of the grain bank at Ndereppe Epicentre, Senegal, since the start of 2006. He has also become a member of the newly established farmers’ association. This has enabled him to provide his family with enough food. “I have learnt and…

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Bizuhaye Terefe Goes Back to School

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Originally published by The Hunger Project Nederland. In the North Shoha region of Ethiopia, The Hunger Project is actively working with the Her Choice alliance to end of child marriages and enabling girls to re-enrol in school. Often, these are girls who have dropped out of school after a child marriage or teenage pregnancy. The Hunger Project empowers…

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Combating Malaria in Malawi 

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The Hunger Project has been working with partner organisations in Malawi to combat the spread of malaria since 2011.  Malaria remains one of the world’s leading killers. According to the World Health Organization, it claims the life of one child every two minutes. Progress has been made in limiting the scope of the disease in Africa. However,…

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K – Knowledge is power 

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“I found this program incredibly grounding, transportive and enlightening – I learnt as much from the group as I did from the village partners and for that I’m truly grateful.”  – Georgie Owen, Paralegal, Pinsent Masons  Work, exercise, family, friends, eat and sleep. It’s easy for us to fall into a pattern where nothing changes and we don’t challenge ourselves. …

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C – Courageous conversations 

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“Being in the villages and seeing how people live at a variety of stages of development allowed me to see, feel, smell and listen to the conditions that THP’s village partners live in.”  – Amanda White, Director of institutional content at Conexus Financial  Courageous conversations can lead to spectacular and even completely unforeseen outcomes. Sometimes…

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O – Opportunity to redefine your purpose 

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“The Hunger Project offers an opportunity of a lifetime to learn from inspiring individuals from all facets of life with one thing in common – change your mindset and you can achieve anything! A key lesson which has given me purpose both professionally and personally.” – Iman Harrak, General Manager, Randstad  A common thing we…

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