Its vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity. For example, to illustrate what’s possible with an investment of about $100,000 in a single year, a Hunger Project epicenter in Africa on average reaches 14,500 people with integrated and holistic programs in health (including HIV/AIDS prevention), education, adult literacy, nutrition, improved farming and food security, microfinance, water and sanitation, and community mobilization. Since The Hunger Project began working in these communities, households with clean water access improved from 57% to 87% (an increase of over 50%) and households with access to improved sanitation, beginning at just 7%, grew to 44%, a more than 500% change.
AVERAGES PER EPICENTER:
of food added to the epicenter’s community food bank by small farmers in the community throughout the year.
weighed and monitored for their health.
Empowerment Program training participants (women and men).
785 trained in HIV/AIDS and Gender Inequality workshops.
500 trained in nutrition.
435 trained in food security and agriculture.
accessing prenatal care at epicenter health clinics.
enrolled in Functional Adult Literacy classes.