“I thought that, as a woman, I would be unable to do any of these things, but now I see that I am part of a Community Vision,” says 78-year-old Esperanza.
Jackson Chimangeni lives in Kauma Village near the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. For many years, Jackson, like several of the residents of Kauma Village, relied on wildlife poaching for his income. By participating with The Hunger Project-Malawi, Jackson and his neighbors gained education and skills to lift themselves out of poverty while protecting the wildlife reserve for future generations to come.
Kazi has dedicated her life to helping others. She is now campaigning to end child marriage and improve health and nutrition in her community.
At Lahotan Epicenter in central Benin, The Hunger Project-Benin is working with the local community to staff and expand a small health clinic. Fathimath, the epicenter midwife, and Justin, a chairperson on the epicenter health committee, are working together to promote the clinic’s health services and nutritional education in their community.
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 her own.
Tsege Nesk is a trained Moringa animator in Ethiopia. The “Miracle Moringa” tree is especially beneficial for pregnant women and new mothers. With support from her local epicenter, Tsege is running a thriving Moringa business and providing valuable nutrition to her family, including her new-born grandson, Abil.
With a microfinance loan, Guiré Salimata was able to grow her restaurant in Koussago Village in Burkina Faso and improve her family’s health and education.
Tsege Searko, a single mother in Ethiopia, was empowered after attending training and workshops to transform her small farm and help her family thrive.
Apurbo changed his life by attending training sessions and work shops. Today, he is self-employed and thriving, and giving back to his community.
Victoria Adjemin, from Atuobikrom Epicenter in Ghana, established her own shop through the epicenter Women’s Empowerment Program. Now, she is able to provide adequate support to her children’s health and education. Read her inspiring story.
Alesia Bua, 32, of Aweregya Community under the Nsuta-Aweregya Epicenter, in Ghana, joined The Hunger Project after seeing how it had supported the building of a school and clinic as well as facilitated educational workshops for community members.
Elizabeth Chimombo, a 63-year-old widow who lives near Champiti Epicenter in Malawi, is the picture of an empowered business woman who has worked to change the trajectory of her life. Elizabeth grew up with almost nothing, and never got an education beyond a few years...
Amina Kasim, a member and shareholder of the Atuobikrom Epicenter Microfinance Program Credit Committee in Ghana, gains financial independence and self-confidence through microfinance and business.
Maria began knitting clothing and selling artisanal products in order to support her children’s’ health and education. After a few years, the district mayor invited Maria to participate in a contest with her products. She won a cash reward, which inspired her to keep working passionately.
Rita Korley joined The Hunger Project-Ghana as an animator trainee in 2007. Since completing the training, she has been educating her community on topics such as forced marriage, child labor and domestic violence.
Through Numerous Initiatives, Djiby Exhibits the Dedication Required to Bring Sustainable Development to Senegal
Through his numerous, widespread initiatives, Djiby exhibits the dedication required to bring holistic, sustainable growth to the communities surrounding Mpal Epicenter.
Sankara Salamata, along with other credit committee members and The Hunger Project-Burkina Faso, recently set up a market garden for the women of Boulkon Epicenter to work on during the dry season to produce vegetables.
From HIV Positive to HIV Animator, Raymond Empowers Members in His Community to Lead Healthier Lives
Raymond and his wife, diagnosed with HIV in 2008, now lead healthy lives and educate their community about HIV prevention.
The Hunger Project-Benin’s Entrepreneurship Promotion Program provides technical and educational support to encourage entrepreneurship and business growth. Bossou Kocou Jean is one entrepreneur who has benefited from the program.
After being denied a complete education because she was forced to marry at 14, Razia Sultana, from Bangladesh, now serves as both a model of self-reliance and an advocate for the education of girls and children in her community.
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Rajkumari Kewat is a second-term Panch, or ward member, from the Gujred Panchayat (village) in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India.
“Before THP, my vision was obscured. I thought I was worthless and that there was nothing else in the future for me.”
In her village in Benin, Louise Lagni is an empowered woman who is leading the charge together with other women in her community.
Shehubo’s story shows that investing in rural development is critical in building resilience to shocks caused by climate change.
A woman of action, Aby has become a key driver of awareness-generating activities and an advocate for the challenges faced by women in her community.
At the heart of Julien’s story is the realization that knowledge and training are tools that can empower and turn one’s life completely around.
The food bank promotes local food security by providing farmers with a safe place to store their grains during the off-season.
At just 10 years old, Namukasa is investing in her own education and future after participating in The Hunger Project-Uganda’s training on microfinance.