On March 8, 2017, at the 3rd Stop Hunger Fundraising Dinner, Women Stop Hunger Awards will reward 5 outstanding women and support them financially to develop their projects. An appropriate opportunity to contribute to the International Women’s Day.
Empowering women is the most direct path to the eradication of hunger.
Stop Hunger has selected 2 ways to contribute:
- Co-creation of programs with local and international NGOs. This is particularly true of the three-year partnership with World Vision Romania for the creation of two cooperatives that will employ 60 disadvantaged women in Romania.
- support for women or groups of women that have implemented innovative and measurable programs in their community to eradicate hunger. This initiative is supported with the “Women Stop Hunger Awards”.
On March 8, 2017, at the 3rd Stop Hunger Fundraising Dinner, these awards will reward 5 women for their concrete and measurable initiatives that contribute eliminate hunger in their communities.
Discover the projects of these exemplary women
To help them to go further, get involved and donate!
Tanya Fields, BLK Projek – NYC, South Bronx, U.S.A
Ms Tanya Fields, founder and manager of BLK Projek: in the U.S., in the South Bronx, live those New Yorkers most in need. With the help of other women, Tanya rehabilitated unused land to make it a community garden, where fruits and vegetables are grown. To distribute the produce, they transformed an old school bus into a mobile, non-polluting, solar-powered and biofueled mobile market.
Luccilla Dayuori, Tuna Women Development Association
Luccilla Dayuori, founder of the Tuna Women Development Association in Ghana, has quickly become an example for the hundreds of Ghanaian women who she teaches how to run agricultural plots. She trained 150 women who trained in turn more than 1,500 other women who grow fruits and vegetables, also produce honey, soap and candles and perform batik weaving, which provides them with income while contributing to the development of their communities.
Sia Germaine Millimono and Kèbè Lamah, both presidents of the Women's Rice Steamers Unions in the Guinea forests, a mountainous area in the south of the country.
In this poor region where half of the population lives below the poverty line, rice is the basic food. Sia Germaine and Kèbè have therefore set up steam co-operatives to produce and sell home grown quality rice, nurtured, with the support of local partners and the UN World Food Programme.
Tina Kieffer, and her ”Toutes à l'école” association (Everyone in school), which now educates 1,200 young girls among those most in need, supporting them from age 6 until their first job.
It was in Cambodia in 2006 that Tina chose to build her pilot school, which provides free high-level education to these young girls, enabling them to become educated, free and healthy women, able to participate in tomorrow’s economic life in Cambodia.
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