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‘HIV Animators’ reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa

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According to UNAIDS, more than 36 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that half of those people are unaware of their HIV status. In order to stop the spread of the disease, reduce the incidence of related deaths and remove stigma, it is essential that effective educational programs are…

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Louise Langi – Helping women of Benin realize their dreams

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Louise Langi is a 42-year-old woman from Benin, who is committed to helping women in her village realise their dreams.  Louise and her husband farm and deal in fruit, corn and peanuts to provide for their 6 children. Through The Hunger Project’s Vision, Commitment, Action (VCA) workshops – Louise has learned financial literacy and healthcare skills…

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Laurinda’s Story

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Laurinda Fabião Ngovene is a resident of Djodjo village at Chokwe Epicentre in Mozambique. She has one daughter and has been invovled with The Hunger Project since 2006. She joined The Hunger Project during her first Vision, Commitment and Action workshop in her community. Laurinda moved into leadership roles in the community, serving as the…

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CREATING A UNITED VISION OF SELF-RELIANCE

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The pathway to self-reliance is paved by unity, information and empowerment. When people living in hunger and poverty are inspired by a united vision of a healthier future, and when they are educated to understand how they can achieve this, the wheels of change begin to turn. When people are empowered to become the solution…

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How Louise’s life has changed in five years

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When we first met Louise five years ago, she shared with us how The Hunger Project had given her the confidence to be a leader in her community. Thanks to a microfinance loan, she had just started a business selling fruit, corn and peanuts and had big dreams for the future. Five years on, when…

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2030 Leaders: A Ugandan trip of a lifetime

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Taking part in 2030 Leaders has been a very enriching process, both personally and professionally.  It is an experience I will remember for the remainder of my life. Over the course of our week in Uganda, we moved from place to place, visiting The Hunger Project’s Epicentres at various stages of sustainability. I’m sure most…

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WITH A MICROFINANCE LOAN, GUIRÉ IS ABLE TO GROW HER RESTAURANT

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These days, Guiré Salimata finds herself busy running a successful restaurant and providing for her five children. In 2013, before Guiré began participating in the Boulkon Epicentre Microfinance Program with The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso, her restaurant was just a small shop serving rice, soup and beans in the village market. Since obtaining a 50,000 CFA…

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MOTHER BUILDS RESILIENCE TO EXTREME WEATHER IN ETHIOPIAN VILLAGE: SHEHUBO’S STORY

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Climate change poses a serious threat, especially to people living in rural communities. Our work across Africa and South Asia places great importance on empowering our partners to build long-lasting resilience to climate change and the shocks caused by it. Shehubo Dedgeba lives in an Ethiopian village near The Hunger Project’s Wurib Epicentre — a…

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ABY’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPOWERS HER FAMILY AND WOMEN IN HER COMMUNITY

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Aby Ndiaye lives in Badar Gueye, Senegal together with her five children and husband, and is an active member of The Hunger Project’s Diokoul Epicentre. After completing middle school, she attended literacy classes for two more years before becoming the main point of contact for all monitoring and evaluation activities in the village committee. Today,…

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With safe storage, Mbale food bank promotes food security

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“It’s hard to find a family with bad quality grain these days. Families keep their maize, sorghum and millet in the food bank and are able to use it while it’s still good,” says Joyce Nakato, a Community Development Officer in Mbale, Uganda. Joyce is referring to the storage facility that is part of The…

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