About The Hunger Project
June 21, 2017
At The Hunger Project, we believe in a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity. We work across Africa, South Asia and Latin America to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption.
Through our work to end hunger, we have recognized these ten principles as being fundamental to The Hunger Project:
- Human Dignity
- Gender Equality
- Social Transformation
- Holistic Approach
- Transformative Leadership
We empower women and men to end their own hunger and lift themselves out of poverty.
How do we do this?
In eight countries in Africa, the Hunger Project’s Epicenter Strategy mobilizes clusters of rural villages into “epicenters,” which band together 5,000-15,000 people to carry out community-led integrated strategies to meet basic needs. Women and men in 121 epicenters create and run their own development programs, reaching 1.6 million people in their communities.
In India, we empower women elected to local government in more than 2,500 panchayats (clusters of rural villages) to meet the development needs of their communities.
In Mexico and Peru, we support community development initiatives, focusing on the people who are the most marginalized, particularly indigenous women, reaching over 21,000 people.
To learn more about our work and to get involved in our quest to empower people everywhere to end their own hunger, visit: http://www.thp.org/