Stories That Inspire

 

Committed to Change

November 17, 2019 — Commitment is the catalyst that brings dreams to life. Just ask Djiby Sow, Chairperson of the Environment Committee of the Fass Commune in Ndakhar Peul, Senegal. When Sow took his first literacy training with The Hunger Project - Senegal, he had a vision for his village. His dedication to improving himself through THP-Senegal training led him from being a health...

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Why Women?

September 18, 2019 —   There are so many stories that affirm for me that when women are supported and empowered, everyone benefits. The results that we have enjoyed with The Hunger Project in vulnerable communities around the world reveals the great potential waiting to be unleashed in all women. Even in countries like Canada where we benefit from economic advancement, we can still...

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Update from The Hunger Project - Global president and CEO, Suzanne Mayo Frindt April 22nd, 2019

April 22, 2019 — Join the Online Earth Day Conversation April 22: On April 22, The Hunger Project will join the global community to celebrate Earth Day. This year for Earth Day — and throughout the next month — we’ll be highlighting the importance of sustainability initiatives to agricultural, economic and social innovation programs. There are several actions you can take to join our...

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Update from The Hunger Project - Global president and CEO, Suzanne Mayo Frindt: April 15th, 2019

April 15, 2019 — Inside the journey to self-reliance in Ghana: Hunger Project strategies seek to build people’s capacities, leadership and confidence. We train women and men, equipping them with the skills, methods and knowledge needed to take self-reliant actions to improve their lives and conditions in their communities. For a first-hand look at the challenges and powerful successes on the journey to self-reliance,...

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Investor Encounters: Richard Ernst

April 3, 2019 —     Richard is a Geologist specializing in an extreme type of volcanism that occurs, on average, every 20-30 million years resulting in the breakup of continents and dramatic changes in climate. I loved hearing about his passion for his work and was impressed by his excitement about including his students in all aspects of the research. Richard travels about...

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Celebrating Women and Girls

March 26, 2019 — Celebrating Women and Girls   It was a busy international Women’s Day for our partner countries all around the world. The 63rd CSW concluded, wrapping up two weeks of concentrated panels and working groups for the largest gathering on gender equality in the world. The Hunger Project was represented, in part, by Kanika Kaul from THP-India at several events throughout...

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Good News for a Change

March 15, 2019 —     Should we be concerned? When the reality around us mirrors our apocalyptic television obsessions - people walking around like zombies in the midst of global crises - we should definitely be concerned. We are bombarded daily with reports of impending catastrophes. Human rights are receding as quickly as our polar ice, and our traditional global infrastructure is seemingly...

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Hungry for Change

March 7, 2019 — Sitting around the management table, as both a professional and volunteer executive, I would think to myself “What am I doing wrong?” It’s a story I found to be familiar to many women leaders - being brought in to be an innovator and difference-maker, yet having one’s ideas routinely dismissed. Even when we have the capacity, vision and position, often...

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Cocoa + Community - A Success Story From Ghana

September 27, 2018 — Vida Pokua is a partner at Adomfe community in the Adomfe Epicenter in the Asante Akyem South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Vida Pokua is a 61 year old farmer, specialized in cocoa production. Vida had an encounter with THP about 16 years ago. Before then, she had 5 acres of cocoa farm as her source of income....

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Leaders from Around the Globe Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of THP in New York

November 3, 2017 — On the weekend of October 21-22, over 400 people from around the world gathered in New York City for The Hunger Project’s Annual Fall Gala, which this year marked the celebrations of our 40th anniversary! The weekend of events and panel discussions focused on the theme “Unleashing the Human Spirit,” shining the spotlight on our transformative work to end hunger...

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New Study Shows the Importance of Trust and Strong Communities in Escaping Poverty

May 23, 2017 —   A new study, which includes research conducted in villages mobilized by The Hunger Project in Bangladesh in partnership with BRAC, shows the value of building strong communities, particularly among the lowest income groups. The study’s key finding is that low-income individuals who trust their communities make better long-term financial decisions that can lift them out of poverty. The study, written by...

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Planting 3 Million Trees for the Environment

April 20, 2017 — The Hunger Project-Ethiopia and WeForest, a Belgian nonprofit, have formally launched a collaborative, community-led forest restoration and land rehabilitation program. The projects will begin in the Machakel district of the Amhara region in northwestern Ethiopia. Environmental degradation is a crucial challenge in Ethiopia. According to the International Fund for Agricultural Development , Ethiopia loses 2 billion tons of fertile soil...

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Literacy and Education in Uganda

March 21, 2017 — Ssisa Rachel, 56, began her career as a nursery school teacher. When The Hunger Project-Uganda arrived in her village of Nalondo B, in the Mbale Epicenter in eastern Uganda, Ssisa was one of the first to participate in activities and training sessions. Driven by her passion for education and children, Ssisa contributed many ideas and innovations to improving local schools, including...

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Maria in Peru

February 22, 2017 — “Through the years, life shows us different opportunities, and I, as a divorced mother, learned that as women we are very valuable in the things we want to do. The Hunger project trainings in my community have changed my life, teaching me best farming and livestock-raising practices. The truth is that I feel very happy because it is not only...

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Microfinance

January 3, 2017 — The Hunger Project’s Microfinance Program addresses a critical missing link for the end of hunger in Africa: the economic empowerment of the most important but least supported food producers on the continent – Africa’s women.   From the beginning, the innovation of microfinance has allowed poor people – usually excluded from the traditional banking system – to obtain credit to develop microenterprises...

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National Girl Child Day in Bangladesh

January 3, 2017 — The future of Bangladesh resides in the future of its girls. For as long as girls are treated as inferior and less valuable than boys, high levels of malnutrition will persist and Bangladesh will suffer impaired economic growth. National Girl Child Day is a national strategy that seeks to improve the status of and end discrimination against girls in Bangladeshi society. Since 2000,...

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Epicentre Strategy

January 3, 2017 —   The Hunger Project’s Epicenter Strategy unites 5,000 to 15,000 people in a cluster of villages to create an “epicenter,” or a dynamic center where communities are mobilized for action to meet their basic needs. This holistic strategy builds a path to sustainable self-reliance through four phases over about eight years. Individuals build the confidence to become leaders of their...

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Government Accountability in Bangladesh

January 3, 2017 — To empower people to end their own hunger, the government must become more responsive and accountable to the people, and be free from corruption and violence. According to Transparency International’s global corruption perceptions index, Bangladesh consistently ranks among the lowest in the world. In order to empower people to end their own hunger, the government must become more responsive and...

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Maternal and Childhood Nutrition

December 16, 2016 —   Clearly a global priority, one of the targets of the very first Millennium Development Goals – eradicate extreme hunger and poverty – is to “reduce by half the proportion of children that are malnourished.” Malnutrition is more than the food deprivation typically perceived as “hunger.” Irrespective of the amount of food that is available, malnutrition occurs when the variety...

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