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Meet Dennis

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Before The Hunger Project came to his community, Dennis was living in severe hunger. “Sometimes I found small jobs to do in exchange for food. Sometimes I would have to beg for food. Sometimes I would have to steal from my neighbours. Often, I would have to fall asleep without eating. I nearly died of…

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This is what ending hunger looks like

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Almost half of the population of Senegal lives on less than US$1.25 a day. One in five children between the ages of 5 and 14 are working and not in school. There are often shortages of food and high levels of unemployment. These statistics are not just figures. They are the reality for thousands of…

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Reflecting on the power of our work: A message from our CEO

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To our valued partners in the end of hunger, I recently travelled to Senegal with a group of 20 incredible women on one of our Business Chicks immersion programs. This was my first opportunity to experience a self-reliant community 18 months after they had reached their targets for self-reliance, and I was inspired by all…

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International Women’s Day 2018

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I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.  – Audre Lorde (writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist.) Today, March 8, we stand with millions of people around the globe to recognise International Women’s Day, a day that honours the achievements of women and…

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Students raise funds to eliminate hunger from their community

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The Hunger Project runs 8 month-long ‘Functional Adult Literacy Classes’ in Coki, Senegal that are open for both men and women to attend.  The classes are free for students and run for 3 hours, 4 times per week.  The Hunger Project pays the teachers a salary and provides all the books required for the training.…

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Meet Coumba

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Coumba, the epitome of leading through a “power with” others approach. As a young girl Coumba was illiterate, yet through The Hunger Project training she’s now a senior leader in the Senegal National Government who has trained more than 5,000 women to create and run their own successful businesses. The Mayor of Coki described her…

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Three Epicentres reach self-reliance targets

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Three Epicentres in Africa have declared self-reliance – meaning the communities have demonstrated the confidence, capacity and skills to act as agents of their own development… an amazing achievement. Mesqan Epicentre in Ethiopia –  An outstanding example of the progress made in the community is that the prevalence of diarrhea in children under 5 decreased by 37%,…

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Meet Alawatu

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Alawatu is a midwife in her local health clinic in the Coki village of Boffel. Before The Hunger Project health clinic was established in Boffel, Alawatu had to deliver babies in people’s homes with no medical facilities or specialty care available to help her. Many women and babies died as a result. The health clinic…

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Meet Ndeye

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Taking part in workshops run by The Hunger Project got Ndeye Ndiaye thinking about her future. She had learned to read and write in school and had also taken literacy classes but she had never been inspired to put her skills into action. When she was mentored by Coumba – a Hunger Project animator (trained…

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Bienvenu’s success inspiring his community

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For many years Bienvenu and his wife Justine have been farming chickens, turkeys and rabbits.  After attending workshops at Zakpota Epicentre in Benin, they learned how to expand their business.  They have applied for credit from the bank and have since purchased more poultry and the necessary food to provide for their livestock. “I already…

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