Freedom From Hunger

Global Address:

Washington DC,
United States


Freedom from Hunger worked through microfinance to bring education and healthcare services to the ultra poor, helping to empower women and families in nearly 30 developing countries. Their goal was to promote economic and social development through sustainable self-help initiatives: savings, healthcare, education, and youth services. Freedom from Hunger reached millions of families in developing countries worldwide.

In 2016, Freedom from Hunger united with Grameen Foundation. They now unite the power of women in poor, rural communities with the power of technology to increase women’s access to essential services. And they help to build an environment that supports her breakthrough, whether through strengthening peer networks or developing products designed for her.

Mission Statement: Freedom from Hunger brings innovative and sustainable self-help solutions to the fight against chronic hunger and poverty. Grameen Foundation is dedicated to enabling the poor, especially women, to create a world without poverty and hunger.


Our Connection:

Mission Grant. The Skees family has supported Freedom from Hunger since 1992 as a family. When we launched the Skees Family Foundation in 2004, they soon (2005) were our very first grantee partner. We’ve supported their general operations, because we know it takes far more than program support to sustain social change. We’ve also, when asked, been the first funder to back two new initiatives: “Reach 3 Million” (they’ve doubled that number) and “Microfinance and Health Protection/MAPH” curriculum and jobs-creation (to scale from 51,900 clients to 650,535). Our storytelling for Freedom from Hunger has produced hundreds of stories, from Mexico to Mali to India, on their program partners and courageous clients. Patience pays off: during our partnership of more than two decades on many levels–financial and in-kind–Freedom from Hunger has expanded its reach to millions of clients and has led the movement toward holistic microfinance client care.



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