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.
Åsa Skogström Feldt has been the new president and CEO of the global Hunger Project since September 2014.
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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"During the last 20 years, I have met many employees and volunteers of The Hunger Project around the world. Their determination and 100% commitment is unique and has inspired me very much. It is an honor for me to be their partner for a hunger-free world. I could't invest my money any better."
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