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self-reliance

Celebrating three more Epicentres now living free from hunger

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We are celebrating not one, not two, but three Epicentres across three different countries all reaching the momentous milestone of Self-Reliance!    Bougue in Burkina Faso, Chokwe in Mozambique and Wurib in Ethiopia are now communities who have demonstrated the transformative power of The Hunger Project’s unique Epicentre Strategy, joining 28 other self-reliant Epicentre  communities across Africa.   Our Epicentre Strategy is effective, affordable, replicable and…

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Hitting new milestones

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190+ people over the past five years have raised more than $2.1 million through participating in THP’s unique individual leadership immersion programs in Uganda, Malawi, Senegal, Ghana, India and Bangladesh. Breaking the $2 million mark for the first time is cause for celebration! This is an enormous collective effort, and these funds translate into real,…

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Positive results in Bangladesh

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One of the programs run by THP in Bangladesh builds the capacity of elected women, focused on two core areas: 1) to challenge gender inequality and violence against women, and 2) enabling women to effectively participate in local politics. The program – called POWER for Political Participation for Women for Equal Rights – raises awareness…

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Our future work in Zambia

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Restoring Zambia as the breadbasket of Africa. Part of The Hunger Project’s global mission is advocating for the widespread adoption of our sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies in countries throughout the world. In 2017, the Patter Foundation offered The Hunger Project an opportunity to expand into a new country: Zambia. Due to the large amount of…

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Mpingo Epicentre makes history

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The Hunger Project’s Mpingo Epicentre community is the third community in Malawi to reach self-reliance. What’s most exciting about this news is that all three of these communities in Malawi have been funded by Australians. The 11,835 people of Mpingo have partnered with The Hunger Project since 2003 – and with the Eureka Benevolent Foundation…

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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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3 things that will end hunger for good

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The Hunger Project’s innovative and holistic approach to ending world hunger calls for the empowerment of rural communities in India, Africa and Bangladesh to take charge of their own development, transform entrenched harmful traditional practices and beliefs, and be active citizens who know their rights and hold government to account. All of our programs –…

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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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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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