“Opportunity International is honored to stand in prayer and fasting with our dear friend, Ambassador Tony Hall. He reminds us that we must begin this work by examining our own hearts, and that together we can bring an end to poverty.”
-Bill Morgenstern, CEO, Opportunity International
Today, Ambassador Tony Hall, who serves on our Board of Advisors and is a longtime friend and supporter of Opportunity International, began fasting to bring attention to the one billion people worldwide who are malnourished and the 25,000 people who die each day from hunger and hunger-related diseases, and as part of his campaign to focus national attention on the human impact some of the proposed cuts in Congress. Hall invites those concerned about worldwide hunger and food security, especially in light of recent rising food prices, to join in reflection, personal sacrifice and action on behalf of those most threatened.
In 1993, Congressman Tony Hall fasted for 22 days in response to budget cuts that would have had a devastating impact on poor people at home and around the world. Today, he is fasting again, this time encircled with the support of dozens of organizations like Sojourners, Bread for the World and Opportunity International. Click here to join Hall in fasting and prayer.
Read more about Opportunity’s agricultural finance and rural savings programs that are helping to increase food security and alleviate poverty in Africa.
Ambassador Tony Hall speaks about his commitment to eradicate hunger at Opportunity’s Fall 2010 Microfinance Conference: