The global Hunger Project 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 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. Suzanne Mayo Frindt has been the new president and CEO of the global Hunger Project since May 2017.

The Hunger Project Switzerland

The Hunger Project Switzerland, based in Geneva, was founded in 1983. The association is non-denominational, politically neutral and, in light of its public welfare purpose, exempt from taxation. In November 2009, the Hunger Project Switzerland became ZEWO-certified and must therefore meet the ZEWO Foundation’s stringent requirements regarding the handling of donations.

The association uses its receipts to fund the programs of The Hunger Project worldwide, which are aimed at overcoming hunger and poverty in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. THP Switzerland mainly supports projects in Burkina Faso, Mozambique and India. 

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It supports with member contributions and voluntary contributions from partners as well as other income, pursuant to these articles of incorporation:

Team Switzerland


from left to right: Daniel Heini, Manuela Stiffler, Dorna Revie, Karin Tasso, Stella Cunidi, Ursula Maier, Anne-Céline Bonnier, Alexandra Koch (Managing Director)

Board of Trustees


Anne-Céline Bonnier


Stella Cunidi

Dr. iur. Daniel Heini

Ursula Maier

Dorna Revie

Manuela Stiffler

Karin Tasso


Advisory Committee


Yvonne Feri - National Council Member

Igor Ustinov - President of the Peter Ustinov Foundation and Sculptor

Dr. Christian Auer - Epidemiologist

Max J. Koch - Former Vice-Director of a transport company

Dr. med. Bruno Lerf - MD General Surgery

Ursula Willimann - Translator


Mona Petri

Team Suisse Romande

Dorna Revie (board member, representant Western Switzerland)

Marie-Laure de Beausacq (coordination volunteers Western Switzerland)

Mark Silverstein (Responsible Communication & Development Institut Florimont in Geneva, Member of the Rotary Club in Geneva)

Managing Director

Alexandra Koch

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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."

Doris Ragettli, Flight Attendant, has been supporting THP for more than 20 years

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