Annual Report 2020
The Hunger Project’s 2020 Annual Report highlights the impact of our work in partnership with 15.8 million people across more than 14,560 communities.
In nine countries of Africa, through our Epicenter Strategy, communities are leading holistic, women-centered programs, reaching 1.65 million people. These communities are working toward a declaration of their own accomplishments and self-reliance — meaning they are set up to sustain and further the work begun in partnership with The Hunger Project. As of December 2020, 54 epicenters — comprising nearly 897,000 people — had declared self-reliance. The continuing work of these communities is a clear demonstration of the sustainability of community-led approaches.
In India, we partnered with over 40 local organizations to train and support 8,000 Elected Women Representatives, each of them champions for gender equality, social and economic development, and nutrition. These women represent more than 7,500 communities across six states and reach more than nine million people. At the regional level, federations of women leaders participated in workshops to strengthen their voice and provide a platform for peer learning and exchange.
In Bangladesh, we mobilized local volunteer “animators,” women and youth leaders, and local government representatives in nearly 160 unions (clusters of rural villages), whose work to carry out holistic, bottom-up strategies to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals reached more than five million people in 2020.
In Mexico and Peru, we supported the implementation of community-led development initiatives. In 2020, these initiatives reached nearly 30,000 people in approximately 50 isolated, rural communities. Through work with The Hunger Project programs, individuals learn active citizenship techniques to bring change to their communities.
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