WE WORK IN
12 PROGRAMME COUNTRIES
Bangladesh | Benin | Burkina Faso | Ethiopia | Ghana | India | Malawi | Mexico | Mozambique | Peru | Senegal | Uganda
10 PARTNER COUNTRIES
Australia | Belgium | Canada | Germany | New Zealand | Sweden | Switzerland | The Netherlands | United Kingdom | United States
In eight countries in Africa, The Hunger Project’s Epicentre Strategy mobilises clusters of rural villages into “epicentres,” which band together 5,000-15,000 people to carry out community-led integrated strategies to meet basic needs. Women and men in 121 epicentres create and run their own development programmes, reaching 1.6 million people in their communities.
The Hunger Project empowers women elected to local government in more than 2,500 panchayats (clusters of rural villages) to meet the development needs of their communities. Across seven states of India, these women lead 14.3 million people. At the regional level, we facilitate federations of women leaders to strengthen their voice and provide a platform for learning and exchange.
The Hunger Project mobilises local “animators,” (trained volunteers), youth, women leaders, and local government representatives. In 2014, efforts intensified in 112 priority “MDG Unions” (clusters of rural villages) to carry out holistic, bottom-up strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals in their communities. Their work reaches 4.6 million people.
In Mexico and Peru, we support community development initiatives, focusing on the people who are the most marginalised, particularly indigenous women, reaching over 21,000 people. Our work includes a special focus on improving childhood and maternal malnutrition and igniting local entrepreneurship.
The Hunger Project is a global, non-profit, strategic, movement of individuals and organisation committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. We work with people, organisations and local government in 22 countries worldwide. Working in partnership is how we do business both here in New Zealand and in our programme countries.
We know we can’t do it alone; we implement change on the ground by partnering with other organisations who when working together can forge real change.