South Asia

Girls in particular are affected. The hunger begins project with its programs here. The people in the Be elucidated in workshops on the importance of education programme countries to reduce the school drop-out rate and to promote in particular the education of girls. People are also encouraged by the volunteers locally to take independent action and mobilized to improve their life situation and actively combating their poverty. The focus of activities on the ground vary according to the different needs and problems of those affected in the different regions. Always the equality of women, as well as the health care of children and mothers play a key role. Company description the hunger project e.V. is a global non-governmental organisation (NGO), jointly committed chronic hunger in 13 countries in Africa, South Asia and Latin America since 1977 with a total of 350 employees and around 362.000 volunteers for sustainable overcoming (at present in Ethiopia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda, India and Bangladesh; in Mexico, Bolivia and Peru).

The international headquarters is in New York. In Germany, the hunger project works since 1982 as a recognized non-profit association with about 50 volunteers active and six part-timers. Other partner countries are: Australia, Belgium, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, and the Switzerland. The hunger project focuses on three guiding principles: mobilization to the self-responsibility, equality between women and men, as well as strengthening of local democracy. All strategies and initiatives are designed to support the eight UN Millennium development goals.

The German Central Institute draws from the hunger project e.V. fur soziale Fragen (DZI) in Berlin for years with the DZI donation seal for its transparent, economical and statutory use of the donations. Company contact: The hunger project e.V. Maria Baum wooden road 30, 80469 Munich Tel: (+ 49) 89 2000 347 70 E-Mail: Web: