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The Hunger Project is a global not-for-profit, founded in 1977. We believe passionately that ending hunger is possible, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all.

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 throughout the world. We comprise of 13 Programme countries across rural Africa, South Asia and Latin America and 12 Partner countries.

The issues.

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 impact.

In 2022, The Hunger Project’s work reached nearly 12 million people.

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. Find yours by joining the movement of people rising up to end hunger by 2030.

Charity number: 1164839

Help us mobilise indigenous women in Mexico

Mexico is a powerful emerging economy with an abundance of resources and established macroeconomic institutions. The country has made considerable progress in the last decade. Unemployment rates have steadily decreased as more Mexicans participate in the labor force. Women are playing a larger role in government.

While progress has been made, there is still work to be done. Despite generous social welfare programs, including the National Crusade Against Hunger, poverty continues to persist. Within the highly patriarchal social structure of indigenous communities, women have the least power and least access to productive resources. These structural causes of poverty are a challenge to overcome, but are not insurmountable.

At The Hunger Project, we support community-led initiatives that break the mindset of dependence. This includes using bottom-up strategies for improving nutrition and food availability, expanding access to health services and education, and catalysing relationships with local governments. In Mexico, we focus our efforts on mobilising the most marginalised populations in rural, indigenous communities.

The Cooperativa Jpas Joloviletik has worked with The Hunger Project-Mexico since 2008 to mobilise women for economic empowerment. The Cooperativa helps women realise that they have a voice and shows them how to assert it through leadership opportunities. Through The Cooperativa, women produce and sell handmade textiles at a fair price. These artisans started a thread shop so they could shop locally for supplies, leading the entire process from registering the shop legally to constructing the physical building. Their leadership and activism extends beyond their livelihood. Women active with the cooperative are using their organising skills to lead the creation of family gardens using organic compost and conducting seed exchanges with neighbouring communities. This action supports the nutrition and food security of their families.

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