The Hunger Project’s 2022 Annual Report highlights the impact of our work in partnership with nearly 12 million people across 11,777 communities.
In nine countries of Africa, through our Epicenter Strategy, communities are leading holistic, women-centered programs, reaching 1,215,183 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 2022, 75 epicenters— comprising nearly 1,186,436 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 42 local organizations to train and support more than 8,000 Elected Women Representatives, each of them champions for gender equality, social and economic development and nutrition. These women represent more than 5,100 communities across six states and reach 5,585,194 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 over 3,771 Union Parishads (clusters of rural villages), whose work to carry out holistic, bottom-up strategies to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals reached 5,179,432 people in 2022.
In Mexico and Peru, we supported the implementation of community-led development initiatives. In 2022, these initiatives reached nearly 15,000 people in approximately 50 isolated, rural communities. Through work with The Hunger Project programs, communities receive knowledge and skills to promote sustainable community-led development and self-reliance.
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