Janette McDonald

Business Chicks 2018 Senegal Journey

Help me reach my goal

The Hunger Project is a global initiative to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world

I find this vision of empowering women in tremendously adverse conditions to find the courage to lead themselves and others to a better life where everyone can eat more than once a day and not go to bed hungry, very compelling.  So it wasn’t a hard decision for me to apply to join The Hunger Project Australia Development Board (Qld) in 2014, with a focus on supporting food security and leadership as I have a food science and food industry background and leadership experience.

However it was hard for me to think about going to see how things were achieved on the ground.    But in 2017 I was very fortunate to meet Geeta from India (https://thp.org.au/meet-geeta/and I suddenly realised how passion and dedication and persistence could make a significant difference not only for individuals, but also for their communities. I suddenly wanted to learn from these women and support their efforts and I knew I wanted to go on the next available trip. So 20 of us have embarked on a journey that will take us to Senegal to support the work of The Hunger Project as part of the 2018 Business Chicks Senegal Journey.

However in order to qualify for my place on this trip I need to raise $10,000 to support the work in Senegal, by the end of November.  Yes, this November. This is extremely daunting to me as I have to step out of my comfort zone and ask you to help me to get to my target.  I have taken the initiative and sold my piano to get my fund raising started and I plan to run a fund raising event in September. I have never done this before and I now understand how it might feel for the women I am supporting, without the education and background I have, to get started on their journey as well. 

Your tax- deductible donation will go a long way to empower women to enact change within their own communities to create a brighter future without hunger or poverty.

 I thank you for your support.


Thank you to my Sponsors


Janette Mcdonald Consulting


Janette Mcdonald


George Mcdonald

Very proud of you!



Way to go - but keep at it - it will come


Australian Vinegar


Benjamin Walton


Janette Mcdonald





You go girl!



Janette, This is inspirational stuff.


Paull And Joanne Hoffmann


Mike & Philippa Hyde

Empowering the womenfolk in these countries is probably the best way to slow the violence that retards so much development. Go for it Jan!! Mike & Philippa Hyde


Fiona George

Go save the world, one woman at a time!


David Chua

Hi Janette, May all your efforts bring the basic necessities to those in need, but may it also bring joy and hope into their lives. With all my best wishes for your safety, good luck!


Chris Smith

Hi Janette, well done for your efforts. Very admirable. Best of luck.


Frank &carol Spindler

Our best wishes on our venture -- Frank & Carol


Deb And Ian Lillie

So happy to help you. Good luck and what an amazing experience. I had the privilege of being on a medical team that went to India last year. Felt so privilege.. Deb



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Jim Catchlove

Well done on the project and your commitment. Jim Catchlove Class of 73.


Scott Holland

Best of luck Janette!


Abigail Elizur

what a wonderful initiative, best wishes, and full of admiration for you!! Love, Abigail xxx


Toni Smith

Enjoy Senegal!


Miguel Tovar

Thanks for this event. Looking forward to it. Good cause.


Jenny Mackay


Noreen Walton

Wishing you all the best with your endeavour.


Renee Weaver

All the best Janette!


Merridee Nguyen

It's a great thing you are doing. Hope you will achieve your target. Best wishes.


Ann And Mike Prunty

Go Jan, we think George should go as well as the Logistics man...


Bob Isaacs

Good luck with the project !


Marie-jose Lewis

All the best, Janette!




Natalie Chadud


Sylvain Josserand

We should make the registration process a bit clearer :) but I'll be there!


Gayle Hovelmeier


Jocelyn Young


Alison Araos


Andrew Brier

G'day Yarianni - I can't attend the event but thought I'd flick through a donation in my absence


Ash Gillie

RSVP yes to event


Rachelle Willis


Reneke Van Soest


Eugenia Arrarte


Bridgette Brown


Louise & Jim

Goodluck Janette, you & others are doing a wonderful thing... Louise & Jim..


Deborah Loosley

Congratulations on signing up to the Hunger Project Journey - good luck with your fundraising efforts!


Petrina Weatherstone


Rebecca Richmond

I hope you meet your goals and safe travels xx


Pat Mcnamee

Janette, I hope you are successful with this.


Jacinta Sexton

Wish you well in your efforts.