The Global Hunger Project is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1977. It is a Non-Governmental Organization recognized by the United Nations and has consultative status on that body’s Economic and Social Council. The Global Office is located in New York.
The Hunger Project works in all program countries exclusively with local leaders and development workers.
THP operates in 12 Program Countries: Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Peru, Senegal and Uganda.
The Hunger Project seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering rural people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.
The Hunger Project reaches more than 20 million people in over 24,000 villages in twelve countries of South Asia, Africa and Latin America. It can be understood as an international movement of people who actively strive for the goal to overcome chronic malnutrition worldwide. The Hunger Project is organized as follows:
The global board of management coordinates the strategic planning work. It is made up of a group of internationally accepted experts of finances and development, who meet for a working conference twice a year.
A predominant part of the worldwide activities of the Hunger Project is carried out by 385’000 volunteers, who devote their skills and their time with great commitment in their respective regions.
Working with volunteers helps to create a working atmosphere of individual responsibility, initiative and solidarity. Moreover, this contributes to keeping down the personnel costs considerably.
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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