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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

Economic Autonomy for Indigenous Women in Mexico

Around 44% of Mexicans live in poverty. The rate is significantly higher in indigenous communities. Within the highly patriarchal social structure of indigenous communities, women have the least power and least access to productive resources. Indigenous women and girls suffer under gender discrimination and the triple burden of their reproductive role, productive role and community managing role; they often experience a poverty of time and resources to meet all these roles.

The solution is to increase the participating communities’ graduation to self-reliance. Trained community leaders, in turn train their fellow community members. THP has an established bottom-up, women-centred programme for rural progress in the poorest states in Mexico. Together, we are equipping Indigenous women who have the least power and and least access to productive resources with entrepreneurial and leadership skills and strategies to launch, innovate and grow their businesses.

Campaign Aims

We will train elder Indigenous women entrepreneurs in transformative leadership, entrepreneurial mindset, feminist economy, and commercialization of Indigenous products – accompanying them in the development of their social enterprises.

The trained elder women leaders – with ongoing support from THP – will in turn train young Indigenous women entrepreneurs and providing regular, community-based, hands-on support and leadership to them.

The project will culminate in support for Indigenous women’s business initiatives and pop-up stores for Indigenous women’ crafts (textiles and embroidery) and agricultural products (corn, coffee) in a high commerce/tourism zone within each state.
We will facilitate a woman-to-woman, intercultural, cross-pollination exchange with Indigenous women leaders from Chiapas, Oaxaca and San Luis Potosí to strengthen the support of the Indigenous communities in Mexico.

Campaign Budget
£7,600 could help us train elder Indigenous women entrepreneurs.
£5,000 could help trained elder women in turn train young Indigenous entrepreneurs over 17 months.
£3,000 could support for 13 Indigenous women’s business initiatives and pop-up stores.
£2,400 could help us deliver intercultural, cross-pollination exchange with Indigenous women entrepreneurs.

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