Food for the Hungry UK

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Food for the Hungry have implemented over 900 learning and savings groups for oppressed women in Bangladesh. These groups are empowering over 13000 women in the areas of business skills, literacy, health and human rights. We are aim to raise funds to support 25 groups in 2016

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (328273)

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    Category

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

    Helping

Location

  • Not long ago I thought that women were just supposed to keep home.... Now I see there is much more."

    — Eti

  • I will stand as a candidate in the coming Union election and if I am elected, I will stand by the helpless.

    — Shema

  • No one will be able to take away the knowledge and education that Food for the Hungry provided me.

    — Jyostna

  • Not long ago I thought that women were just supposed to keep home.... Now I see there is much more."

    — Eti

  • I will stand as a candidate in the coming Union election and if I am elected, I will stand by the helpless.

    — Shema

  • No one will be able to take away the knowledge and education that Food for the Hungry provided me.

    — Jyostna

Situation

Many parts of Bangladesh suffer from abject poverty and the abuse and oppression of women. This leads to high infant mortality rates, girls being married well before the legal age limit. Very poor resilience to natural disasters and disease and very low self esteem of women and girls in particular.

Solution

Food for the Hungry have a well proven program of setting up and supporting learning and savings groups of about 17 women. These women elect their own chair person, secretary, accountant and other various roles. The Fh staff then walk with the group through training in such area as literacy, health and hygiene, legal rights and income generating projects and most importantly a savings scheme which they use to invest in their own ideas.