Freedom from Hunger

Freedom from Hunger is an international NGO (non-governmental organization) based in Davis, California, with a 60+ year history of developing, testing and distributing to scale self-help innovations that address the root causes of chronic hunger. Since the late 1980’s, Freedom from Hunger has pioneered and refined its distinguishing contribution to international development, methodology that integrates microfinance activities with other high-impact services such as education (in the areas of health and nutrition, household finances and business management) and health protection. Freedom from Hunger is distinguished in its field by its focus on self-help solutions for rural, poor populations, by its commitment to rigorous testing and evaluation of its approaches, and by leveraging its resources through collaboration and partnership.

Primary Address

1460 Drew Ave #300

Davis, CA 95618


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  • Microfinance and Health Protection

    A project from 3 different sectors in 9 countries

    Freedom from Hunger launched the Microfinance and Health Protection (MAHP) initiative in 2006 to help our in-country partners create and sustain key health protection services that complement their microfinance... Learn more

    Last updated August 30, 2017

  • Saving for Change

    A project from 2 different sectors in 13 countries

    Saving for Change is a methodology for self-managed saving and lending groups integrated with simple, relevant, high-impact training in health, business and money management. Saving for Change brings basic... Learn more

    Last updated August 29, 2017

  • Credit with Education

    A project from 2 different sectors in 17 countries

    Credit with Education is a methodology for group-based poverty lending integrated with simple, relevant, high-impact learning in better business management, health, and family financial management. This... Learn more

    Last updated August 27, 2017