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TUT's Adventurers Club
March 2009's 'Gifts From the Universe' Project:
Freedom from Hunger
Freedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Together with local partners, they equip families with resources they need to build futures of health, hope and dignity.
For more info: http://www.freedomfromhunger.org
Chronicle of Progress: The History of Freedom from Hunger
Established in 1946, Freedom from Hunger is recognized for fighting hunger with innovative self-help programs. Throughout our history, they have been guided by evidence of impact, scientific rigor and their commitment to helping families achieve food security for the long term.
Freedom from Hunger began as "Meals for Millions," the organization that developed and introduced Multi-Purpose Food, a high-protein powdered food supplement still used today in relief efforts around the world. In the 1970s, they began implementing Applied Nutrition Programs, focusing almost exclusively on the health and nutrition of mothers and children. In 1988, Freedom from Hunger developed the world's first integrated microcredit/health and nutrition education program. Today, their Credit with Education program is serving nearly 400,000 families in some of the poorest countries on earth.
Freedom from Hunger knows that most of the world’s hungry are not victims of famine or natural disaster. They suffer from a combination of poverty, hunger and ill-health—a devastating legacy that is passed from generation to generation. They also suffer from a lack of services that could help, because they live in rural areas often bypassed by organizations that cannot reach them for the long term.
Freedom from Hunger succeeds in making a lasting difference because their self-help solutions recognize that families living in poverty are hardworking and ready to help themselves. The self-help solutions they deliver combine microfinance services to grow incomes with lifeskills training to improve entrepreneurship and
health knowledge. They also work to improve access to health care so that families can safeguard their well-being.
Freedom from Hunger trains local organizations to deliver these services to groups of women, who become empowered to create change in their communities.
As part of our TUT's Adventurers Club mission, we have chosen Freedom From Hunger as our adoptive organization for the month. To reach our collaborative goal of support for them, please donate a dollar or more now at the 'Give Now' link on this page.