Empowering women and men to end their own hunger
A world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
The Hunger Project works to break the cycle of poverty. We believe hungry people themselves are the key to ending hunger. In partnership, we unleash their vision, commitment and leadership so they can feed themselves and their families.
Our mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.
While adapted to meet local challenges and opportunities wherever we work, all our programs have at their foundation these three essential elements:
- Empowering women as key change agents
- Mobilizing communities for self-reliant action
- Fostering effective partnerships with local government
Video: Rethink World Hunger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkLU-bS_djs
Want to be exceptional? Why not fundraise for one of our projects?
Currently, we are looking for funds for The Hunger Project's Microfinance Program in Burkina Faso. It is led by women and primarily serves women. It is a training, credit and savings program through which micro-credit is distributed to groups of women and men and a culture of savings is promoted. The program eventually gains the financial means for economic self-reliance and official government certification to operate as a Rural Bank. Small loans are used primarily for farming and small trade and succeed in increasing household incomes. By running the Microfinance Program, women gain a strong voice in the community.
The Hunger Project activities are in 12 developing countries (India, Bangladesh, Ghana, Benin, Senegal, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Mexico and Peru).