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 impact my fundraising will have on The Hunger Project communities?
$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!
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.
Why should I fundraise?
Unlock is not only an opportunity for you to extend your leadership but is also a financial commitment to the work of The Hunger Project. You must personally fundraise a minimum of $10,000 in addition to all costs including On-Ground Costs (see inclusions and exclusions). The funds raised go directly to The Hunger Project.
We are quite intentional about setting a fundraising amount that stretches you. Playing small won’t serve you. We will be meeting women and men who take extraordinary actions each and every day to ensure their families and communities are hunger free. Imagine the courage and stretch for a woman to take out a small loan and set up a little roadside stall.
Stretching ourselves is an act of consciousness, solidarity and connection. We want you to be able to sit with our partners in the village, look them in the eye and authentically know in your heart that you are their partner.
$10,000 seems like a huge amount, how will I be able to raise that amount of money?
We understand that the thought of fundraising $10,000 is daunting. Part of the leadership journey is unlocking our ability and our resources and getting creative. Firstly, get clear on your ‘why’. Why this is important to you. Women in villages go through this same process. Can they really be a person who can make things happen?
Start by having a look at your resources. This includes your own money and how you spend it. Share your ‘why’ with family, friends and work. Get a team together to help you do this. We will help you along the way too.
It’s amazing what can happen once the commitment has been made by you, you will find that it becomes your reality, and a new world opens up to you. When you share your reason for doing this from the heart, you will capture attention from the most amazing places.
Have a look at your world and who you could speak to. Perhaps you could team up with another person/s on the program and fundraise together, have an event, run a marathon, sell stuff (you may be an artist or a writer in your spare time), approach a corporate sponsor. Your friends will have ideas that could help you. You could give up your birthday presents; reallocate some of your spending towards your goal. We will share the challenges, and we are here and happy to be a sounding board and a supporter in your journey.
What will happen if I don't raise $10,000?
The money you raise will still go to fund the amazing work of The Hunger Project. You’ll be included in the family of The Hunger Project Australia & invited to events, kept updated and be offered other chances to be involved.
If you don’t meet the fundraising target before the due date, we will discuss options with you whereby we may ask you to make up the difference to achieve your goal. If you are not able to do this you will not be able to participate in the in the program.