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.
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...
Dado dropped out of school at grade seven to take care of her five nephews after her brother passed away. Now an epicenter leader, she vows to combat poverty in her community.
After expanding her business, Laurinda has taken on the challenges in her community and put herself in the position to empower others.
Hadijja is proof that when women are given the resources, tools and information, they can thrive and become key change agents of change benefiting society.
Koushalya is an elected representative in her village, and has found a solution to ensure food security in her community by offering a room in her house to distribute rice to those unable to travel to the distribution center.
After receiving a certificate in functional literacy Ndeye Ndiaye started her own business and is working to empower women in her community.
Before becoming an active member of The Hunger Project-Ghana, Madam Faustina Poku struggled to make ends meet for herself and her six children. After training in agriculture and acquiring microfinance, Faustina can provide for her children and send them to school.
With training from The Hunger Project-Benin, the women of the Wawata Epicenter in Benin created a thriving business.
Mercedes has transformed from being unsure of herself, to a woman shining in the forefront
Alifa is the mother of the first born child in at Majete Epicenter of Malawi.
Kuntala is mobilizing her community to end violence against women and empower the women around her to run for local office.
“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.