Looking for Sunset on Hunger
UWA graduate Bree Hallett considers herself an empowered woman and wants to give African women the same opportunity through The Hunger Project and Business Chick’s Leadership Immersion Trip.
Ms Hallett, now a financial planner in Melbourne, was among 20 women chosen for the program that will take her to Malawi in November.
The Methodist Ladies’ College graduate aims to raise $10,000 for The Hunger Project Australia so the women of Africa can become empowered and work towards ending hunger.
Ms Hallett said the program appealed to her because she believed that when women were empowered, all society benefited.
“What is special about The Hunger Project is that rather than providing hand-outs, they work in places such as Malawi to come together with the local villagers to create change through developing leadership, education and community,” she said.
“Fifty dollars will pay for 40 parents to be trained in how to feed their children locally available, nutritious food so these children grow, develop and avoid malnutrition.”
Ms Hallett will host a Sunset River Cruise to help reach her fundraising target.