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Strategic Solutions

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Knowledge is Power

Learn. Know. Share.
This section of the website is designed to empower you with materials and tools to learn more about hunger and all of the interconnected issues which play a critical role in our ending world hunger once and for all. Please see the issues pages for more facts on each topic as well as information about what The Hunger Project does. Below are downloads for everything from one-page information sheets to videos and printable infographics.

Know your world: Quick facts about hunger and poverty

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Empowering Women

Our Approach

Our programs in 17,000 communities throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America are based on an innovative, holistic approach, which empowers women and men living in rural villages to become the agents of their own development and make sustainable progress in overcoming hunger and poverty.

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While adapted to meet local challenges and opportunities wherever we work, all our programs have at their foundation these three essential elements:

  1. Empowering women as key change agents
  2. Mobilizing communities for self-reliant action
  3. Fostering effective partnerships with local government

One of our first activities is a Vision, Commitment and Action Workshop, which serves as the foundation of our work, inspiring individuals to move from “I can’t” to “I can” to “We can.” Through participation in our trainings, people set a vision for their communities, and then lay out the actions they will take to achieve that vision. Read more about this workshop.

Our Strategies

In eight countries in Africa, The Hunger Project’s Epicenter Strategy mobilizes clusters of rural villages into “epicenters,” which band together 5,000-15,000 people to carry out community-led integrated strategies to meet basic needs. Women and men in 121 epicenters create and run their own development programs, reaching 1.6 million people in their communities.

In India, 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 12 million people. At the regional level, we facilitate federations of women leaders to strengthen their voice and provide a platform for learning and exchange.

In Bangladesh, The Hunger Project mobilizes local “animators,” (trained volunteers), youth, women leaders, and local government representatives. In 2013, 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 marginalized, particularly indigenous women, reaching 21,000 people. Our work includes a special focus on improving childhood and maternal malnutrition and igniting local entrepreneurship.

COMMUNITIES

throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America are taking charge of their own development and creating vibrant local economies where citizens, government officials and community-based organizations work in effective partnership.

VOLUNTEER LEADERS

around the world are mobilizing millions of others to take self-reliant actions. They initiate projects such as campaigns against early

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Rethink World Hunger

The Hunger Project started in 1977 with a bold new vision: the end of hunger was achievable and could become our reality. At that time, 30,000 children were dying each day due to hunger. Now, that estimate has been reduced by more than 70%. That means that today — and each day — 21,000 fewer children are dying from hunger-related causes. It is time to rethink world hunger.

The end of world hunger is not only possible. It is now within reach.

The global community is joining together to eradicate hunger by the year 2030. And each of us has a pivotal role to play.

Over the last 25 years, The Hunger Project has pioneered strategies that work. We have discovered that communities can sustainably end their own hunger when they:

  • Start with women
  • Mobilize everyone
  • Engage government

Created as a strategic organization, The Hunger Project challenges itself to remain on the cutting edge, reinventing ourselves time and again to take on each opportunity along the journey of ending hunger.

We cannot reach our goal with business as usual. It will take innovation, commitment and partnership. We must use the lessons we have learned to transform the way the world carries out its work to end hunger.

Your participation has never been more critical. We invite you to bring others into the movement at this exciting time so that, together, our human family can end hunger once and for all.