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Highlighting our partnership with Hey Tiger

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From time to time we shine a spotlight on our incredible partners. Today we are highlighting the delicious and generous Hey Tiger chocolate!

Despite the challenges we all faced across 2020, Hey Tiger’s ongoing commitment to The Hunger Project and the work we’re doing with cocoa farming communities in Ghana remains an inspiration to us.

Together with Hey Tiger customers, their total donation to THP is over $400,000. This incredible investment from Hey Tiger and their community continues to empower the Ehiamankyene (pronounced YEAH-MAN-CHE-NE) community to become agents of their own development and lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.

In 2020 alone:

  • Women in the local community have taken up leadership roles through women’s empowerment workshops.
  • Children’s health has been a priority: 734 children were monitored for their weight and nutrition to help prevent malnutrition, 315 children were vaccinated against deadly but preventable diseases and 89 women accessed prenatal services.
  • A local social enterprise has been established by the community and is now up and running, renting out all sorts of items, from marquees and chairs to mattresses and tricycles – the profits from this social enterprise are reinvested back into the community.
  • Knowledge and resources were shared to keep COVID-19 in check including running educational sessions, building handwashing stations, providing 25kg of soap and distributing gloves and masks.

Some messages from our Village Partners in Ghana.

“My children are young. Because of the vision I have for their education, I’ve already started saving for the highest-level education so I can have enough money to support them. Today, I have 700 cedis (190 AUD) already saved in my account.” – Alesia Bua, Ghana

 

“It is my vision that my children will attain the highest level of education and become responsible adults. I owe much gratitude to The Hunger Project for transforming my life.” – Yaw Sekyi, Ehiamankyene community.

Hey Tiger founder Cyan Ta’eed says, “The Hunger Project is an incredible organisation, and I’ve been so impressed with their work. I hope you’ll consider supporting them, especially if you’re passionate about the things that Hey Tiger stands for.”

5 THP themed Christmas gifts that give back

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This festive season there are many ways you can give back to The Hunger Project. Some of our generous partners have come up with some amazing Christmas gifts that will suit everyone including those who are hardest to buy for.

Decjuba THP Tote Bags – $9.95

Decjuba has done it again! They’ve created a simple and classy addition to any wardrobe with their THP tote bags. Available in black and white these bags will come in handy for a lazy summer beach trip or a chilled out morning coffee at your favourite cafe. Make sure you jump online and order now because these babies are for a limited time only and they will sell out! Best of all 100% of proceeds from these totes come back to The Hunger Project Australia. You can buy them from here

 

Hey Tiger Chocolate Holiday Gift Box – $59.00

We’re SO excited about Hey Tiger’s first holiday chocolate gift box! Designed in collaboration with Australian artist Nathalia Suizu aka NATSUI, the Hey Tiger Holiday gift box includes four limited edition flavours reminiscent of Christmas Day celebrations. Holly Jolly is white chocolate with brandy snap and eggnog, Light The Night is dark chocolate with a mulled wine jelly filling, Full Oh Crumbs! is white chocolate with dulcey and gingerbread and Peace and Candy is delicious milk chocolate with a strawberry and peppermint pavlova filling. Buy a tasty box from here.

 

MECCA COSMETICA Helping Hands Hunger Project Set – $36.00

MECCA has delivered super-hydrating, silky smooth scented hand creams that will come in handy across the summer months. The gift box includes a set of two, one for your handbag and one for your nightstand. 100% of the proceeds from the Helping Hands Empowering Transforming Hand Cream Duo come back to The Hunger Project. Pick up your hand cream set here.

 

CAMILLA and THP Christmas product 

CAMILLA has once again created a very special THP themed product for Christmas. They’re yet to announce what this limited time only product will be but if you keep an eye on The Hunger Project’s social media accounts we’ll announce it soon.

 

THP’s Christmas Appeal

If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving this Christmas why not invest in the education of girls in Bangladesh? This Christmas The Hunger Project Australia is running the #ItTakesAVillage Christmas Appeal to raise funds and awareness of the whole village of people who come together in Bangladesh to send a girl to school. Invest this giving season and you could help send a girl safely to school. Give now.

A message from our CEO

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To our valued partners in the end of hunger,

There always seems to be so much to celebrate within The Hunger Project community! I am thrilled to share this newsletter with you; it is packed full of acknowledgement and achievements. Rumi’s story in particular brought tears to my eyes to hear her and her friends’ strength and determination. You will also read an inspiring story from Ivan Halbert with whom I had the privilege to have lunch recently in Perth – his unwavering commitment to the end of hunger over 20 years is amazing.

I’m also excited to tell you that the Mpingo Epicentre  reaching 9,465 people in Malawi has just reached Self-Reliance. I went with a group of Australian leaders and investors to Malawi recently, and we were fortunate to be part of the celebrations with the Mpingo community. The Massy-Greene family and the Eureka Benevolent Foundation from Sydney generously funded the last few years to Self-Reliance. That very same family foundation continues their generous investment in the end of hunger, this time in the Pemba Epicentre community in Malawi, where THP began work just 2 months ago. As a result, the future of the people in Mpingo and Pemba will look dramatically different to their past. This is just extraordinary.

I would also like to highlight the power of our partnerships with Australian businesses – in particular DECJUBA, MECCA, Camilla and Hey Tiger. All four businesses are led by incredibly empowered women entrepreneurs who are passionate about advocating for the empowerment of women, both in Australia and globally. The beauty of these partnerships is the opportunity they provide us to engage new groups of people – particularly via DECJUBA’s THP tshirts and Fearless campaign marking their 10th anniversary, MECCA’s limited edition THP product for International Women’s Day, Camilla’s The Butterfly Effect initiative, and Hey Tiger’s launch. These partnerships enable us to expand and grow our community.

Thank you for your commitment and generosity. With you, we are enabling people to transform their lives.

Yours in ending hunger,

Melanie Noden

CEO, The Hunger Project Australia

Photo: Melanie Noden pictured in Senegal with young girls who are living in a self-reliant community and are growing up with a brighter future ahead of them.

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