The Hunger Project to launch Unleashed Women fundraiser


West Leederville resident April Jorgensen in Sanar where she delivered messages of support from sponsors.
West Leederville resident April Jorgensen in Sanar where she delivered messages of support from sponsors.

A CAMPAIGN aimed at up-skilling some of the poorest women in the world will begin this week.

The WA branch of global not-for-profit, The Hunger Project (THP), will launch its Unleashed Women fundraiser on Wednesday, with the three-month campaign looking to drum up funding to support its work in Africa, India and Bangladesh.

WA board director Emma Cory said money would go towards programs covering maternal health, ending child marriage and micro financing for small business loans.

“Just $1000 will help 16 women live a sustainable life in these communities,” Ms Cory said.

West Leederville resident April Jorgensen returned last week from Senegal where she visited communities in Sanar and Coki.

Ms Jorgensen, a member of the HTP’s WA development board, said literacy, numeracy and basic business training had empowered women in these areas.

“It was wonderful to hear how this has changed the trajectory of their lives and that of their children,” she said.

For information, visit www.unleashedwomen.org.au