News and Updates

October 29,2012

In April, Lisa Kuhn Fraioli, Freedom from Hunger's Vice President, Latin America, led a group of donors and volunteer leaders on a trip to Ecuador. While there, they visited a new Freedom from Hunger partner, FACES, that has a new program offering mothers of disabled children access to microfinance and other critical services. Read more...

August 14,2012

When Janet Aqua's 11-year-old son, Ray, became ill with malaria, Janet wasted no time in taking him to a nearby clinic. In the rural Ghanaian town where Janet lives, malaria strikes often and wreaks havoc on lives and livelihoods. Janet knows firsthand how fast malaria can take the life of a child. She has already lost two children, a four-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son, to malaria. When Ray became listless and developed a fever, she closed down her street-side kiosk—her family’s primary source of income—and took him straightaway to the doctor.

August 10,2012

Steve Hollingworth, Freedom from Hunger's newly appointed President (CEO), assumes the helm from longtime leader Chris Dunford. Hollingworth was offered the position after a year–long international search following the announcement in August 2010 of Dunford's intention to retire as President.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Freedom from Hunger, a nonprofit, international development organization today announced that Nobel Peace Prize winner, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, and president of Freedom from Hunger, Dr. Christopher Dunford, will be participating together in a panel at the upcoming Global Microcredit Summit. The event is taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 12-15, 2006.  Read more...

August 06,2012

The sixth annual Freedom from Hunger Day on September 28 launches a month–long campaign to celebrate women's stories of hope, health and success from around the world. Established in 2006, Freedom from Hunger Day was declared an official day of awareness by the State of California, commemorating those who work tirelessly to end hunger and to promote empowerment of women.  Read more...

August 06,2012

Microfinance and health leaders will meet in Ahmedabad July 26–27 to explore opportunities for greater collaboration between the health and microfinance sectors to improve economic productivity, health practices and access to health services for millions of the Indian poor.

Health shocks are among the biggest and least predictable forms of uncertainty that a poor family faces, with about 39 million additional people in India falling into poverty every year as a result. Ill health and the inability to access health care are key causes and consequences of poverty for millions of people in India, with the financial and time costs of illness representing a significant burden on households.  Read more...

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