Is there any fundraising support?
We understand that fundraising $5,000 can be daunting at first, however, we are here to support you every step of the way and make sure you have what you need to reach your target. On this website you will find an easy to use online fundraising page, advice on running fundraising events and ongoing guidance throughout the process. The THPA team is here to support your fundraising with advice and learnings from 6 years of running leadership immersion programs, so don't hesitate to reach out whenever needed.
Where does the money I raise go?
The money you raise is invested in our program countries, where it is needed most.
Your impact will be far and wide as the money you raise will be invested across all our Program Countries in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America. The funds are spent where the need is greatest: food security, nutrition, microfinance and income generation, education, health and sanitation, or clean water.
Your money and leadership enables our village partners to end their own hunger. You give your time and resources so that they can have the tools and skills they need to take control of their futures. For more information on The Hunger Project’s impact visit http://thp.org.au/our-impact/.
The Hunger Project is also registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient with the Australian Tax Office meaning all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Can you give me an idea of what the money will do?
$5,000 in Africa could give 80 women microfinance loans so they can start small businesses to bring in an income for their families. One loan of approximately $60, when invested in women trained by The Hunger Project, can be transformational and the pivot point to building self-reliance and the end of hunger. Women will invest in their business, feed, clothe and educate themselves and their children, build better homes that improve their family’s health and that is only just the beginning!
What will the village and the people we meet get out of me going on this trip?
Connection! Us being there gives them renewed impetus and an opportunity to show case the enormous efforts they have go to, to transform themselves and their community. They get to be centre stage. This is a big opportunity for them to share their stories and know that somewhere in the world they have a partner who believes they are the key to ending their own hunger.
You mention leadership, can you tell me a little more about what being a leader means?
We believe that everyone has the ability to be a great leader. We see this in the women who can’t read or write who takes the actions necessary to bring water or electricity to her village. That is why we view reallocating significant resources and raising the money to participate in the program as a leadership act.
It takes leadership to step out of your comfort zone and step into the future, knowing that you’re going to make a difference. You are tapping into the inner knowing that this needs to be done, that you will make a difference, and you are the person who can do this. By doing so you will have a life changing experience and get to connect with likeminded people here in Australia, and meet the most extraordinary women making a difference for generations to come.