What is Unleashed?
Unleashing the potential of kiwis to make a difference! If she can, we can.
Unleashed is a powerful global movement raising money to educate, train and empower women so they can end hunger and poverty for everyone, and enable their families and communities to flourish.
This is your opportunity to engage your family, friends and work colleagues to raise funds for Unleashed, and take a stand alongside other like-minded kiwis to change the lives of women globally! Together we can bring about a sustainable end to hunger.
Why does it matter?
Everyone deserves to lead a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity.
The number of people living in chronic hunger is more than 170 times the population of New Zealand! 60% of those people are women. One third of the world's girls are married before the age of 18, and twice as many girls as boys will never go to school. Together, we can change that!
How do we end hunger?
People who live in hunger are not the problem – they are the solution.
We know it’s possible for hunger to end, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all. We don’t see millions of mouths to feed, we see millions of human beings who are enterprising and resilient. The work, therefore, is to unlock their capacity, creativity and leadership so they can end their own hunger. That's what we do.
Why empower women?
Empowering women changes everyone's lives!
When women are empowered and earning an income, they spend a significant portion of it on their families for things like education, health and food. By educating, training and empowering one woman, she can lift herself, her family and her community out of hunger and poverty.
We invest in women through activities such as:
- Maternal and child health. Giving mothers and babies access to quality healthcare and nutrition.
- Ending child marriage. Keeping girls in school so they can reach their full potential.
- Microfinance. Giving women access to microfinance and financial literacy training to start a business and be financially independent.
If she can read, we can flourish; if she can eat well, we can be nourished; if she can give birth safely, we can grow up strong.
How it works.
The funds raised during Unleashed will go directly to The Hunger Project to empower women in Africa, India and Bangladesh to end hunger and poverty in their communities.
Why join Unleashed?
Be part of a group of like-minded kiwis that are standing up for women’s empowerment globally.
Create a positive legacy and make a tangible, long-lasting impact, particularly on women and girls in some of the poorest most marginalised communities - and through them, bring about the end of chronic hunger for everyone.
Leverage your networks to create sustainable change and boundless possibility in the world.
See a powerful return on your investment through our effective and proven model. The Hunger Project has already empowered more than 500,000 people to move from aid reliance to self-reliance since 2015.
Take the opportunity to unleash your creativity for a social purpose – come up with unique, fun and exciting ways for people you know to get involved and make a difference.
It's easy and fun to participate - why wouldn't you! You can collect donations through our online platform, and there's a hub of resources available online to help you fundraise.
What impact could you have?
Could train an animator in Bangladesh to stop child marriage in their village.
Image: Mirjam Wulff
Could provide a Microfinance loan and Financial Literacy training for a woman in Africa so she can start a small business, earn an income and support her family.
Could train 400 community members in Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Africa. By teaching mothers about how they can feed their children locally available nutritious food, mothers can ensure their children avoid malnutrition.
Could fund Functional Adult Literacy training for 40 women in Africa so that they can learn to read and write.
Image: Maria Tundu
Could train one Elected Woman in India for five years to be an effective and respected local council member.
Could support 60 girls and boys in Bangladesh to participate in The Hunger Project’s ‘Youth End Hunger’ training, to unleash their creativity, leadership and social responsibility.