Our Strategy

Throughout rural villages in Bangladesh, The Hunger Project carries out its mission of ending hunger and poverty with strategies that are affordable, effective, replicable and sustainable, based on four pillars:

  1. Mobilizing people at the grassroots level to build self-reliance
  2. Empowering women as key change agents
  3. Forging effective partnerships with local government
  4. Building Alliances and Advocacy for Community-led Development

The centerpiece of The Hunger Project’s strategy in Bangladesh is to train and empower volunteer leaders, called Animators, to mobilize their villages and strengthen the institutions of local democracy so that people can meet their basic needs.

  • 185 SDG unions reaching over 4.9 million people
  • 184,000 Trained volunteer leaders, 42% of whom are women
  • 9,000 Trained women leaders forming the Bikoshito Nari (Unleashed Women) Network
  • 100,000 Youth leaders engaged in self and community development activities