The Hunger Project is a non-profit charitable organization incorporated in California, USA. THP describes itself as an organization dedicated to ending world hunger through sustainable means and processes. Currently, it has ongoing programs in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The organization implements programs in the said areas that are all aimed at mobilizing rural grassroots communities, in order for them to achieve sustainable progress not only in ending hunger but also in promoting health, nutrition, quality education, and better family income.
Aside from mobilizing grassroots village clusters to build self-reliance, the organization also works to empower women as key change agents. THP is also committed to forging effective partnerships with the local government in all the locations they have efforts in.
As of 2009, THP has active projects in Africa: in Benin, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mozambique, Malawi, Uganda, and Senegal. Meanwhile, in Asia, it has been maintaining efforts in India and Bangladesh. The organization’s presence in Latin America are felt in Mexico, Peru, and Bolivia, with the assistance and help of various organizations that share the same passion.
In Africa, the organization implements “the Epicenter strategy.” Through this, THP organizes clusters of 10 to 15 villages to construct community centers in partnership with local government agencies and other community-based organizations. They also establish and manage programs for microfinance, agriculture, food processing, literacy, income generation, food security, and healthcare which includes actions geared toward the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
Meanwhile, in India, the organization facilitates the training and mobilization of elected women panchayat leaders. THP conducts trainings in Bangladesh that are focused on gender issues. They also train local leaders who in turn organize local meetings and lead various workshops, as well as initiate campaigns against malnutrition, gender discrimination, maternal and child mortality, early marriage and dowry, and illiteracy, inequality, and corruption.
Furthermore, in the Latin American countries, THP works with beneficiary communities to help overcome economic marginalization, especially that of indigenous women.