Empowering women to feed the world
The Hunger Project’s aims are to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. We are proud to be their partner.
The Hunger Project is a non-profit organization working to eliminate hunger and poverty. Their vision is: A world where every woman, man and child lead a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
Hunger is the leading cause of death in the world. Our planet has provided us with tremendous resources, but unequal access and inefficient handling of them leaves millions of people malnourished. If we promote sustainable agriculture with modern technologies and fair distribution systems, we can sustain the whole world’s population and make sure that nobody would need to suffer from hunger.
For the past 25 years, The Hunger Project has developed strategies to eliminate hunger and poverty once and for all. There are three basic components identified, that enable societies to permanently eliminate hunger and poverty:
- Start with women: A large part of the world's problems with poverty and hunger is because women do not have the same social status as men. Through The Hunger Project, women are trained to become decision makers, to take their place among society's strongest leaders, and to become entrepreneurs on equal terms.
- Mobilize communities: To reverse the development of an entire society requires a vision. Great importance is placed on the program participants formulating their vision based on a future without poverty and hunger. When people own the vision, the commitment and the solutions then the positive changes become permanent.
- Forging local partnerships: In order to create lasting change, it is important to be inclusive and involve communities, local decision makers and authorities. The Hunger Project educates people in their democratic rights so that their voices are heard and they become stronger in their citizenship role.
The Hunger Project facts
A non-profit organization that aims to eliminate hunger and poverty
- Vision: A world where every woman, man and child lead a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
- Women in focus, 380.000 women have been trained in leadership programs since 2008
- Educating and strengthening people to end their own hunger and poverty
- Working globally with programs running in 12 countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia
- Most of The Hunger Project employees work in the program countries and are locally employed
- Thanks to committed local volunteers, The Hunger Project's program reached approximately 16 million people in 2017.
- What is needed to eliminate hunger differs from country to country. The key issue is always: What's missing? Three basic components determine if sustainable changes can be created efficiently: social mobilization, gender equality and cooperation with local authorities.
- Our focus is on Ghana where The Hunger Project has been working since 1995, empowering community partners to end their own hunger and poverty.