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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"For me, the Hunger Project means a continuous opportunity to feel and express the solidarity and partnership with the people who live in extreme poverty in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over the years, huge potential has been released in me and my partners in the affected countries – resulting in sustainable improvements in the quality of life for all."
Dr. iur. Daniel Heini, board member, has been supporting THP for more than 20 years