Who We Work With
We believe hungry people themselves are the key to ending hunger.
Once empowered, there is no one more determined, more willing and more capable to end their own hunger. We work to unleash their vision, commitment and leadership so they can lift themselves and their families above the poverty line.
Click on the names below to read about some of our inspiring partners in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
Madame Djalla Brigitte’s story of community leadership is inspiring. She is 37 years old, married and mother to one girl. She lives in Kissamey, in the Aplahoué community in Benin. Prior to her participation with The Hunger Project,...read more
Jesmeen is an empowered, self-reliant woman in the village of Shampurtati. Although she was continually faced with severe poverty, she learned that the power to conquer it was within her grasp. Jesmeen was the second oldest of nine brothers and...read more
My name is Elizabeth Kalimbuka, and I am a widow of Pangilesi partner village, born on the 16th of July, 1963. I tested HIV-positive in 2004, and I am a member of Ambuye Tiyang'aniren community-based organisation (CBO) founded in 2005, in Nchalo...read more
Derare Hirpha, a 37-year-old married mother of six, is a Jaldu Epicentre committee member and secretary of the management committee of the SACCO (the name of the Rural Bank established by our Microfinance Programme). "I lost my mother when I was six...read more
David Tetteh, 45, is a farmer and resident of Abourso in the Dominase Epicentre in Ghana. He became involved with The Hunger Project in 2008 after a Community Animator, Felix Narh, organised a Vision, Commitment and Action Workshop in the community....read more
Mrs. Sehari Ledi is a member of Enemore Epicentre (near Welkite - Gurage Zone, Ethiopia). She is 43 years old and has six children. Her main source of income is small farming and some petty trade. According to Sehari, her family has benefited highly...read more
Rajwanti Singh refused to accept a lesser status in life. Now, this Indian woman is a highly respected leader in her community and has big plans for the future. Watch (and share!) her amazing story. "At the first meetings of the panchayat (village...read more
Kibe Guta is a 28-year-old woman participating in The Hunger Project-Ethiopia's Microfinance Programme (MFP), a programme recognised as an official saving and credit cooperative (SACCO or Rural Bank) by the Ethiopian government. Kibe joined the MFP...read more
Ms. Khady Seck lives in the village of Merina Seck about nine kilometres from the headquarters of Diokoul Epicentre of The Hunger Project-Senegal. She is 42 years old and chairs a microfinance programme (MFP) group started in 2007 by women in her...read more