Introducing The Women Empowered Fund

The Women Empowered Fund recognises the issues of gender inequality that women face in overcoming hunger and poverty in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America. Women bear almost all responsibility for meeting basic needs of the family, yet are systematically denied the resources, information and freedom of action they need to fulfill this responsibility. As a result, the world’s poor are overwhelmingly women, as well as two thirds of the world’s illiterate population. And while women make up almost half of farmers in developing countries, they produce up to 30% less than their male counterparts, and account for less than 15% of farmland owners.

The Fund has been established in honour of Diane Grady AO, Chair of The Hunger Project Australia from 2010 to 2022. As a true leader herself, Diane has worked tirelessly to help women around the world reach their own leadership potential, impacting more than one million people during her tenure. The Women Empowered Fund honours this legacy and enables our work empowering women living in systems of inequality.  

Your investment in the Fund could help train women in modern farming techniques, help them access loans so they can start their own businesses, and educate them about their legal rights and how to exercise them.

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$1,000,000 Goal

We’re aiming to raise $1M through the Women Empowered Fund over the next three years. Here’s how you can be a part of it.  

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About The Hunger Project

The Hunger Project is a global organisation that has been working to solve hunger and poverty in remote communities across Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America for over forty years. Unlike many conventional aid models, we do this through innovative and proven in-country programs that empower communities to become self-reliant by giving them the skills, knowledge and resources they need to break the poverty cycle themselves. We identify and build community leaders, then enable them to unite and transform their village through education, agriculture, health and microfinancing. This allows them to create a hunger-free future we’re no longer needed for.