We found out about The Hunger Project, several months ago, and were blown away by how this organization is approaching the solution to world hunger.
It isn't about just passing out food to the starving, The Hunger Project focuses on teaching the villagers how to create their own sustainable food source - you know, teach a man to fish and all that. However, they are often focusing that teaching on the women. In many impoverished countries, the women have little to no power while the men, who have the power, use it to create violence. Although this is not always the case, sadly, it's true more often than not. Thus, The Hunger Project is working to empower women by giving them the tools to create renewable food resources that will help nourish their families and their villages.
This organization is truly incredible and works to fix the problems by healing the land and the people. It's a beautiful business model and we were touched by their determination and hard work. Here's a little more about The Hunger Project straight from them:
The Hunger Project (THP) is a global, non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. In Africa, South Asia and Latin America, THP seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.
Chronic, persistent hunger is not due merely to lack of food. It occurs when people lack opportunity to earn enough income, to be educated and gain skills, to meet basic health needs and have a voice in the decisions that affect their community.
The Hunger Project was founded in 1977, in the wake of the rising debate on world hunger triggered by the first Rome World Food Conference. Rather than simply being another relief organization, The Hunger Project was created as a strategic organization. At the G8 Summit in July 2009, world leaders made an unparalleled financial commitment to end world hunger and there was a growing shift in development thinking toward long-term, sustainable approaches that acknowledge women as key to the process. In this new climate, The Hunger Project's designed a strategic direction to expand our scope via three key priorities: partnerships, advocacy, and impact.
Find out more information on this amazing organization at www.thp.org