Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger Join Forces to Form a Unified Global Organization

New organization to combine power of digital technology to end poverty with robust networks of women’s self-help groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America

WASHINGTON October 25, 2016 -- Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger, two global leaders in the fight to end poverty, announced today that they are joining forces to form a single unified global organization.

Under the banner of Grameen Foundation the combined organization will be able to reach more people across the spectrum of poverty, while deepening the focus on the very poor, especially women, its leaders say.


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Joining Forces to Unleash the Power of We

Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger are proud to announce that we have joined forces to form a single unified organization. Under the banner of Grameen Foundation, our mission is to enable the poor, especially women, to create a world without hunger and poverty.  

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Our Education Modules and Learning Guides offer specialised education on diverse issues such as health, nutrition, business and money management.
These modules remain relevant, easy to understand and carry a deep focus on establishing behavioural change.

Rajasthan Nutrition Project 

The ‘Rajasthan Nutrition Project’ (RNP) was an integrated intervention to address malnutrition in two tribal blocks of Rajasthan, India. The intervention was supported by Freedom from Hunger India Trust along with two field partners – namely Vaagdhara and Pradan – in the districts of Banswara and Sirohi respectively. The 30 months long Project entitled “Empowering Poor, Marginalized Women in Banswara and Sirohi, Rajasthan for Improved Gender-Equitable Household Nutrition”, aimed at improved nutrition of poor households with a special focus on rural tribal women, adolescent girls and children. This project covered three blocks in two districts, reaching out to 68 panchayats and 316 villages through multi-sectoral, integrated approach, linking nutrition, health, agriculture and financial services, to bring about sustainable nutrition and food security in households.

Microfinance And Health Protection (MAHP) 

The Microfinance and Health Protection (MAHP) initiative was launched by Freedom from Hunger in 2006 as a 4.5-year pilot project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to help five MFIs in five countries develop and offer a range of health-protection services to improve the health and financial stability of their clients while also contributing to the sustainability of the institutions themselves.

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Freedom from Hunger India Trust, a registered Indian public charitable Trust, is established to carry forward and navigate the India Programme of Freedom from Hunger.

Our objective is to achieve nutrition & food security, reduce poverty and improve economic and social status of poor and marginalized women and their families through increased integration of micro finance with other essential services such as health, information and livelihood opportunities.

We partner with a range of local financial service providers and non-governmental organizations and seek ways to leverage our integrated services and behavior change communication interventions in the area of health and other sectors which has a relation to health such as livelihood and gender.

The Trust is under the direction of founding Trustees with vast experience and connection with India’s social service sector, and draws it's inspiration from the vision and mission of the parent organization.

Freedom from Hunger is an international development organization in the United States since 1989 and has played a pivotal role in designing and disseminating of community-based integrated services and behavior-change communication interventions for vulnerable families in ways that are truly sustainable.

Freedom from Hunger has trained and supported 181 partner organizations in 23 countries who collectively are reaching over 5.7 million women globally.

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Freedom from Hunger India Trust envisions to achieve food security, reduce poverty and improve nutrition for poor women and their families in India. The Trust aims to improve the economic and social status of 3.3 million poor and marginalized women through increased integration of microfinance with other development services, specifically health and livelihoods.