IN 2009, THE TOMMY HILFIGER CORPORATE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED A $2 MILLION COMMITMENT TO MILLENNIUM PROMISE
Millennium Promise is a non-profit organization committed to halving extreme poverty by 2015. Since 2009, Tommy Hilfiger has made a tremendous impact on the lives of the 55,000 people living in Ruhiira through a five year, $2 Million commitment to the Millennium Villages Project (MVP). Before the introduction of MVP in Ruhiira, Uganda, access to clean drinking water was severely limited, more than half the children under the age of five were chronically malnourished and schools were practically non-existent. Focusing on the community of Bugongi within the Ruhiira cluster, The Foundation’s mission is to eliminate extreme poverty and hunger in this impoverished village by the year 2015.
In his role as Millennium Promise’s first MDG Global Leader, Tommy Hilfiger engages and encourages corporate leaders and consumers to join him in the movement to end extreme poverty.
For more information on Millennium Promise please visit www.millenniumpromise.org