World hunger continues to rise, affecting more than 800 million people and 161 million more than in 2019. Why? The pandemic and its economic consequences have worsened the situation, due primarily to conflicts and the climate crisis.
As the annual mobilization of millions of Stop Hunger volunteers around the world, the 2021 edition of our Servathon is unprecedented. Despite health constraints, US$ 249,000 was collected in 32 countries, i.e. 21% more than in 2019. Across the world, our Servathon has made it possible to locally support more than 218,000 beneficiaries.
Catering, bakery, pastry ... all over the world, these dynamic food businesses represent millions of workers, including women in precariousness. Training allows them to professionalize, have a job, be independent and regain a decent life.
In 2021, to bring its partners together and mobilize its donors, STOP HUNGER is reinventing itself thanks to a new approach: an amazing 100% virtual event, with on-set debates and exclusive stories shot in Madagascar, Jordan, Haiti and Bolivia to meet inspiring women, committed to their communities.
Stop Hunger supports Ruramiso, WIA54 award winner in 2020. Native to Zimbabwe, this 35-year-old young woman is the example of a new generation of entrepreneurs who aim to modernize traditional family farming: making it productive and profitable – improving local income, and increasing its local and international business opportunities, to feed an ever-growing population.
While world’s health is at stake, the COVID-19 crisis and resulting shutdowns fuel hunger, exacerbating inequalities and weakening those most in need.
Around the world, the pandemic is exacerbating food insecurity. While world health is at stake, hunger embeds itself, impacting one in eight human beings.
We have invested over the last four years US $ 5 million in programs to empower women who take action against hunger in their local communities, helping those most in need. Today, 32 effective and measurable initiatives are supported in 21 countries, in collaboration with Stop Hunger volunteers from the local teams of Sodexo, our founding partner.
But because it is priceless! This is how Hymmeldat, from the Republic of Congo, talks about her commitment to Stop Hunger.
20 essential questions to fight assumptions. 20 essential answers to go further.