Introduction to The Hunger Project

A 3-part Journey:
1.Overview 2.Transforming the Social Context 3.The Three Pillar Strategy

Part 1:
Overview

Who is The Hunger Project?
‡ Founded in 1977 ‡ Currently in 12 program countries:
± West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Senegal ± East Africa: Ethiopia, Uganda ± South Africa: Malawi, Mozambique ± South Asia: India, Bangladesh ± Latin America: Perú and Mexico

Who is The Hunger Project?
‡ 35 million people in 21,000 villages reached worldwide ‡ 360,000 trained volunteer leaders ‡ 340+ employees worldwide taking action in their communities ‡ $12 million global budget ‡ Highest rating in Charity Navigator

THP¶s Mission
The Hunger Project seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.

THP¶s Principles
‡ People living in hunger are the main actors of their own development ‡ Self-reliance, creativity, dignity ‡ Vision, Commitment & Action ‡ Sustainability ‡ Interconnectivity ‡ Women¶s empowerment

Part 2:
Social Context

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption Resignation

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption Resignation Lack of voice

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption Resignation Lack of voice Self-justification

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption Resignation Lack of voice Self-justification Oppressed women

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption Resignation Lack of voice Self-justification Oppressed women Lack of responsibility

Current Social Context for Chronic, Global Hunger
Paternalism and dependence Conformism and adaptation Corruption Resignation Lack of voice Self-justification Oppressed women Lack of responsibility Envy and gossip

New Social Context for Ending Hunger

New Social Context for Ending Hunger
VISION OF A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER

New Social Context for Ending Hunger
VISION OF A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER

COMITMENT AND ACTION

New Social Context for Ending Hunger
LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY VISION OF A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER

COMITMENT AND ACTION

New Social Context for Ending Hunger
LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY VISION OF A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER

I N T E G R I T Y

COMITMENT AND ACTION

New Social Context for Ending Hunger
LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY VISION OF A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER

I N T E G R I T Y RESPONSIBILITY

COMITMENT AND ACTION

New Social Context for Ending Hunger
LEADERSHIP AND STRATEGY VISION OF A WORLD FREE FROM HUNGER

I N T E G R I T Y RESPONSIBILITY

COMITMENT AND ACTION SELF-CONFIDENCE EMPOWERMENT SELF-RELIANCE

Part 3:
The Three Pillar Strategy

Mobilization for selfreliant action

Women¶s empowerment as key agents for social change

Mobilization for selfreliant action

Forging alliances with local governments

Women¶s empowerment as key agents for social change

Mobilization for selfreliant action

Forging alliances with local governments

Women¶s empowerment as key agents for social change

Integral, selfreliant and sustainable development

Mobilization for selfreliant action

Forging alliances with local governments

Women¶s empowerment as key agents for social change

Integral, selfreliant and sustainable development

End of poverty and hunger (MDGs)

Mobilization for selfreliant action

What it Looks Like in the Field

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THP Testimonials

Elvira

³I am not afraid any more« I can think, I can speak out, I am important; I can find in myself the answer to things I thought I couldn¶t solve. With THP, we are like one brain, half us and half THP« like partners, like brothers and sisters.´

Carmelo
³There is no job men can do that women can¶t. They are as capable as we are. Men and women can and should work together, if we want to live in a better community. My wife is the representative of the community, I support her and I am proud of her.´

Rosa

³We have opened our eyes, we are awake now. We know we want to achieve many things and we can think and work together; we don¶t need to wait anymore for someone to give us anything; we can do it by ourselves.´

Alfonso

³Now we dialogue with the government. We know how to talk to them; how to build partnership. We don¶t beg them anymore and we know we don¶t depend on them. We are clear about what we want, we get organized and we do our share. We make them to do theirs.´

Raquel
³It is our responsibility to work together to achieve the vision we have for our community. We have built a little clinic, we started a roasted chicken business, we¶ve negotiated with the government building a road. There are still many things to do« but we know we are capable and self-reliant.´

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