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 Nasira Campaigns to End Child Marriage in Bangladesh
Kazi has dedicated her life to helping others. She is now campaigning to end child marriage and improve health and nutrition in her community.
Fathimath and Justin Save Lives through their Health Clinic
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 Leads Efforts to Improve Education in Her 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 Improves Family Nutrition with Thriving Moringa Farm
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 is Able to Grow her Restaurant
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.
In Ethiopia, Tsege is empowered to succeed and thrive as a single mother and farmer
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 Changes His Life Through Training
Apurbo changed his life by attending training sessions and work shops. Today, he is self-employed and thriving, and giving back to his community.
In Ghana, Victoria Adjemin Is an Active Change Agent in Her 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.
In Ghana, Alesia Bua Shares the Many Lessons She has Learned about Self-Reliance
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 from Malawi has Become an Independent Business Woman
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 Has Attained Financial Independence and Self-Confidence
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.
In Peru, Maria Rises Out of Struggle and Inspires Others To Follow in Her Footsteps
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.
In Ghana, Rita Teaches Family Planning and Helps Reduce Teen Pregnancy
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.
In Burkina Faso, Sankara Salamata Broadens Earning Horizons With the Introduction of Market Gardens
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 Entrepreneurship Promotion Program in Benin: Changing Lives of Youth Through Business
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 an Education of Her Own, Razia Advocates for the Education of All Children
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.
In Burkina Faso, Building a Resilient Community Against Disease
David Podiagué from Burkina Faso is a 33-year-old licensed nurse who has been working with the Center of Health and Social advancement at the Boulkon Epicenter since 2010. David has witnessed firsthand the benefits that the epicenter has garnered through a partnership...
Rajkumari Helps her Community Achieve Total Sanitation Coverage
Rajkumari Kewat is a second-term Panch, or ward member, from the Gujred Panchayat (village) in Madhya Pradesh, a state in central India.
Florencia Gains New Vision for Herself and Her Community
“Before THP, my vision was obscured. I thought I was worthless and that there was nothing else in the future for me.”
Louise Takes Charge of Her Life & Empowers Others In Her Village
In her village in Benin, Louise Lagni is an empowered woman who is leading the charge together with other women in her community.
Mother Builds Resilience to Extreme Weather in Ethiopian Village
Shehubo’s story shows that investing in rural development is critical in building resilience to shocks caused by climate change.
Aby’s Entrepreneurship Empowers Her Family and Women in Her Community
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.
Gaining Confidence to Improve Food Security: Julien’s Story
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.
With Safe Storage, Mbale Food Bank Promotes Food Security
The food bank promotes local food security by providing farmers with a safe place to store their grains during the off-season.
In Uganda, Namukasa Starts Saving for Her Future
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.
From Poverty to Empowerment: Moises’ Story
Moises shares his story of how he has transformed his condition from one of poverty to one of self-confidence and empowerment.