People whose lives are directly affected by hunger and poverty are not considered to be a problem, rather, those people play a key role in identifying, planning and realizing sustainable solutions. [mehr]
Starting in 1991 The Hunger Project has been working in partnership with people and leaders in East, West and Southern Africa and ever since then has developed a so called epicenter strategy, which is both cost-effective and easily transferable. [mehr]
The Microfinance Program is a training, savings and credit program that promotes the economic empowerment of women in Africa. [mehr]
Empowering women in India in respect of their own potential for change has already achieved a great deal. [mehr]
In September 2000, the leaders of 189 nations made a commitment to achieve specific results by 2015 in eight major areas, results that have come to be known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). [mehr]
THP Switzerland mainly supports programs in Burkina Faso, Mozambique and India. [mehr]
The Hunger Project ensures that the donations are invested appropriately. In addition, a representative of The Hunger Project Switzerland visits the programs every two years according to the ZEWO specifications. [mehr]
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"In the local VCA (Vision-Commitment-Action)-Workshops of THP, the majority of participants are women and they become empowered to lead their lifes independently, to take action and to influence their communities as self-responsible members. As such, they jointly find their own ways out of chronic hunger and external material dependence. THP joins this process locally, where the people are at home."
Therese Gerber-Fürst, Management Consultant, has been supporting THP for more than 10 years