Meet Sunita

Picture (C) The Hunger Project

Featured Image - Property of The Hunger Project (C).   Story Edited for The Hunger Project - Australia Sunita Meena is the President (Sarpanch) of Aakodiya Block, Chaksu District, Jaipur. We met Sunita with her ward members in the village meeting hall.  Next door was a creche – set up for around 10-15 of the poorest …

EMPOWERED WOMEN OF INDIA – LEADING CHANGE

Published on The Hunger Project - Australia - website Women’s roles as village council (Panchayat) leaders, is transforming the way people live in India. Although they often have much adversity to overcome – due to social conditioning and attitudes around gender – women are emerging as powerful leaders motivated by a desire to provide better …

HEALTH CARE AND VACCINATION – PREVENTING DEADLY DISEASE

Published on The Hunger Project - Australia Website Health clinics within our Epicentre communities are providing essential vaccinations to protect children against life-threatening diseases that are entirely preventable. Without vaccination, tens of thousands of children die every year from diseases like malaria, pneumonia, diphtheria, meningitis, whooping cough and more. In Benin alone, approximately 30,000 children …

‘HIV ANIMATORS’ REDUCING THE SPREAD OF HIV/AIDS IN AFRICA

Published on The Hunger Project - Australia website According to UNAIDS, more than 36 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS. It is estimated that half of those people are unaware of their HIV status. In order to stop the spread of the disease, reduce the incidence of related deaths and remove stigma, …

EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH FINANCIAL FREEDOM

Published on The Hunger Project - Australia Microfinancing programs provide a powerful platform from which our village partners can transform their lives. They are empowered with knowledge and training about effective savings and credit practices, before they’re given access to microfinance loans that traditional banking systems usually deny those living in developing areas. With as …

LOUISE LANGI – HELPING WOMEN OF BENIN REALIZE THEIR DREAMS

Published on The Hunger Project - Australia Louise Langi is a 42-year-old woman from Benin, who is committed to helping women in her village realise their dreams.  Louise and her husband farm and deal in fruit, corn and peanuts to provide for their 6 children. Through The Hunger Project’s Vision, Commitment, Action (VCA) workshops – Louise …

DECJUCA RELEASES LIMITED EDITION POUCHES TO HELP END HUNGER

Written for The Hunger Project - Australia Decjuba have just released these fabulous, limited-edition pouches, each pouch was hand-made by our village partners in Bangladesh!  The pouches have been crafted in a range of colours and sizes and are available in store and online. 100% of proceeds from the sales will go directly to the work of …

BRINGING EDUCATION, HEALTHCARE AND SANITATION TO VILLAGES

(Written for The Hunger Project - Australia) The programs in our Epicentre communities change the lives of men, women and children in ways that are most valuable to their specific needs.  Our village partners are empowered with knowledge and skills that help them create sustainable communities where systems of education, healthcare and sanitation are prioritized …