The Hunger Project UK

Epicentre Strategy Africa, Poverty to SelfReliance

Working in partnership with the people and leaders of Benin, Burkina-Faso, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Uganda — The Hunger Project has developed a replicable, affordable, bottom-up methodology that has proven successful for achieving all eight Millennium Development Goals.

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It ran from 5:08 PM, 28 January 2009 to 2:06 PM, 18 January 2012

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (326688)

Amount raised

£5

Donations

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    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

  • ''It is fundamentally a different framework of thinking. Local people as the authors of their own development, no culture of dependency''

    — The Hunger Project

  • ''The strategy empowers women. Women in Africa are the most important - yet least supported producers on the continent''

    — The Hunger Project

  • ''This strategy is replicable, it has already been applied and is improving lives in Sub-Saharan Africa''

    — The Hunger Project

  • ''This strategy is replicable, it has already been applied and is improving lives in Sub-Saharan Africa''

    — The Hunger Project

  • ''The strategy empowers women. Women in Africa are the most important - yet least supported producers on the continent''

    — The Hunger Project

  • ''It is fundamentally a different framework of thinking. Local people as the authors of their own development, no culture of dependency''

    — The Hunger Project

Situation

Permanent and sustainable solutions to abject poverty and hunger. It addresses social barriers for development – gender inequality and the mindset of resignation and dependency – by mobilising the local population to develop the physical infrastructure and local institutions to meet basic needs in the areas of health, education, food security, finance, income generation and water and sanitation.

Solution

The “epicentre strategy" creates dynamic centres for community action to meet basic needs, and focal points for effectively linking people to government resources. It emphasises the mobilisation of local resources, community leadership and income-generating activities to build self-reliance from the start. Through four clearly articulated phases over five years, it takes people from abject poverty to self-reliance at a cost of £4 per person per year.