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Ending hunger starts with people.

Resilience. Courage. Ingenuity. Creativity. People are extraordinary. With your support, The Hunger Project works with communities to realise their own future, free from hunger and poverty.

The Hunger Project has a more than 40-year track record of standing in partnership with people living in poverty as they work to end their own chronic hunger.

Our vision is a world without hunger. Our mission is to facilitate individual and collective action to transform the systems of inequity that create hunger and cause it to persist. We do this by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centred strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries across rural Africa, South Asia and Latin America.

The issues.

783 million people are chronically undernourished. That’s 1 in 10 people living in hunger and poverty. Unlike famines that receive emergency-aid, chronic hunger is a silent, invisible, day-after-day condition. Millions live with hunger and undernourishment because they simply cannot afford to buy enough food, cannot afford nutritious foods or cannot afford the farming supplies they need to grow enough good food of their own.

Our approach.

Top-down, aid-driven, ‘West knows best’ models fail to create sustainable, lasting change for communities living in hunger and poverty. At The Hunger Project we’re breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty, by flipping this model on its head. We believe hungry people themselves are the key to ending hunger and we have 40+ years of evidence to say this theory of change works. Our programmes are based on an innovative, holistic approach that empowers people with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves and ending hunger sustainably.

As we adapt to meet local challenges and opportunities wherever we work, our programmes have a wide range of objectives such as empowering women, improving maternal health, engaging local governments, supporting small holder farmers on climate resilience, educating girls and ending child marriage.

Our impact.

In 2023, The Hunger Project’s work reached nearly 12.4 million people. There are currently 1.2 million people living in 78 self-reliant epicentre communities in Africa with thanks to our work.

Our work in the UK

For us in the United Kingdom, we think there is more to life than just consuming. We are all connected and honouring that connection through partnership makes life richer. We all have a part to play in the end of hunger. We believe passionately that ending hunger is possible, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all.

Charity number: 1164839

Help stop mother and infant deaths in Uganda

Maternal, neonatal and infant death rates are amongst the highest in the world in Uganda, mainly caused by the limited access to quality health care for both mothers and newborns. Under-five mortality rate in Uganda is 42 per 1,000 live births, which is almost twice as high as the Sustainable Development Goal target of 25 per 1,000 live births. Almost one-third of children under five years are stunted and almost twice as many suffer from deficiencies in vitamins and other essential micronutrients.

The Hunger Project is committed to reduce the global maternal mortality ratio and end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age. We do this by improving access to quality healthcare services through the specialized training of midwifery assistants and equipping of Epicentre clinics. Our Epicentre Strategy works with communities together to builds a path to sustainable self-reliance by shifting the power to community members and promoting community-led development.

Campaign Aims
To form and train mother support groups who will organize and facilitate peer learning among mothers.
To support volunteer leaders to attend health and nutrition training.
To train Community Health Nurse as Assistant Midwives to provide safe delivery services, comprehensive family planning services, efficient nutrition services and manage/ refer malaria, high blood pressure and diabetes cases in pregnancy.
To run quarterly HIV & Aids and Gender Inequality workshops.
To supply medical equipment to 1 clinic.

Campaign Budget
£125 could support a volunteer leader in Africa to attend a health and nutrition training. In this training, Health and Nutrition volunteers — called Animators — learn essential nutrition actions that will improve health in their communities. Actions include the importance of exclusive breastfeeding up to six months and complementary feeding with foods rich in vitamin A and iron, backyard gardening techniques to support nutritious and easy-to-access diet and food-processing demonstrations. Each of these Animators in turn trains their neighbours, building health and nutrition for entire communities.
£1,000 could help us form and train 2 Mother Support Groups
£3,000 could train 2 Community Health Nurses to complete Midwifery Training
£1,200 could help us deliver four HIV, Aids & Gender Inequality Workshops
£1,000 could help is deliver Health and Nutrition Training for 8 Volunteer Leaders.

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Photo by - ©Martin Kharumwa, 2021 Uganda

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