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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 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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Meet Emilienne

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Emilienne is from a small village in Benin; one of the poorest countries in the world where more than half of the population live on less than $1.90 per day. Debilitating hunger is widespread. Emilienne didn’t go to school – her parents couldn’t afford the fees and they needed her to work on the family…

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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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EMPOWERED WOMEN OF INDIA – LEADING CHANGE

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Women’s roles as village council (Panchayat) leaders, is transforming the way people live in India. Although they often have much adversity to overcome – due to social conditioning and attitudes around gender – women are emerging as powerful leaders motivated by a desire to provide better lives for their families and communities. When women are…

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How Beti’s leadership is saving lives

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Beti Saket is an Elected Woman Representative in one of the most marginalised communities in India. When she was first elected to council, she found it difficult to make an impact. Every time she put forward a development proposal, a powerful lobby group pressured her to pay them a commission and regularly threatened to complain.…

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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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Unleashed Women is BACK!

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We’re proud to launch Unleashed Women for 2017. It’s back bigger and better – and truly global, with women joining from the US, UK, New Zealand, Europe and more! This powerful global movement empowers women to end hunger – will you join us? Together with you, we believe we can achieve our goal of raising…

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The future is bright for Namukasa

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Namukasa Kasolo Tayiha, at just 10 years old, is investing in her own education and future after participating in The Hunger Project Uganda’s training on microfinance at her primary school. These workshops, led by volunteer animators, encourage youth to start saving and are often the first steps towards economic empowerment. In Uganda, microfinance supports the…

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