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empowerment

Meet Louise

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Louise is from a small village in Benin, West Africa. She lives with her six children and her husband, who works the land and grows corn.    In the past, Louise wasn’t allowed to participate in decision-making, either in her own home or the community – simply for being a woman. Traditional cultural practices meant Louise didn’t…

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Mouthful Magazine & The Hunger Project

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The Hunger Project is thrilled to announce our new partnership with monthly digital mag, Mouthful Magazine. For each annual subscription, Mouthful Magazine will kindly donate $5 to The Hunger Project Australia. In their 6th issue the team at Mouthful Magazine wrote about why they’ve decided to partner with The Hunger Project. “There is enough food…

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7 myths about world hunger

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Hunger is not just about food. On World Hunger Day we are going to do some myth-busting and expose 7 misconceptions about world hunger. Myth #1: Hunger is just a problem of not having enough food. Fact: Hunger is a complex challenge that occurs when people lack the opportunity to earn enough income, to be…

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What is your Board’s vision for The Hunger Project?

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At THP’s National Conference on 17 May, the people leading our work around Australia – the Chairs of our Boards – shared what their vision is for their own Board for the end of hunger. The theme of the day was about planting the seeds for THP’s next five years, with each of the Chairs…

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Five minutes with THP Global CEO, Suzanne Mayo Frindt

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Suzanne Mayo Frindt joined The Hunger Project as President & CEO in May 2017. THP UK sat down with Suzanne to chat about her journey to The Hunger Project and the transformative work undertaken by The Hunger Project and our partners. *** Tell us about your journey to The Hunger Project. How did you become…

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Ending child marriage in Bangladesh

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The Hunger Project Bangladesh recently led a community-wide event to raise awareness of the harmful effects of child marriage and to highlight The Hunger Project’s commitment to empowering women and girls. Around the world, 39,000 girls get married every day. This is a challenge in low-income countries like Bangladesh where one in three girls are…

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Malawi to end child marriages

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The country with one of the highest rates of child marriages has taken a major step to end the practice by adopting a constitutional amendment that raises the minimum age of marriage from 15 to 18 years-old.  In a major win for young girls all across the continent, on 14 February the Malawi Parliament took…

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Meet the Champiti community

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The Champiti community in Malawi used to live in chronic hunger and poverty. Dennis is a member of Champiti and he said his entire community was suffering terribly. There were no roads and the nearest hospital was two days’ walk away. “Pregnant women would attempt to walk to the hospital but go into labour on…

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Meet Amina

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Amina used to live in chronic hunger. She could not see any way out of the repetitive daily struggle to survive. She had no hope for the future. Her life involved spending days gather wood, walking for hours to collect water, and back-breaking work in the fields to try and grow enough food to feed…

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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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