Archive | April, 2011

Kenyan church rejects social stigma, reaching out to HIV/AIDS victims

In this post: nutritional support as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS This is the last story in our blog series about FH”s strategy to stop HIV/AIDS in some of the world”s most vulnerable places. So far, we”ve looked at: Prevention Compassionate care Access to medical care Increased household income “The group members have now accepted their status […]

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World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day — a day to take a close look at this deadly, water-related disease, the progress made in beating it, and how much we have yet to accomplish. The facts: Malaria, carried by mosquitoes, is completely avoidable and treatable. Still, malaria is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and kills […]

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Have you ever wondered about this?

Have you ever wondered what a young woman born into extreme poverty does when she gets her period? How does she manage it in a place without drug stores, and how does it affect her daily life? At the very least, for women in poverty who lack basic hygiene supplies, this monthly event halts the […]

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FH Partner Responds in Fukushima

This article was originally posted on Food for the Hungry’s Emergency Relief Blog.  Please click here to read the article in its original form.   FH partner Friends with the Voiceless International (FVI) is currently responding to the needs of Fukushima residents affected by the earthquake and tsunami.  Despite the threat of radiation from the nearby nuclear reactor, […]

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Against all odds, HIV-positive single mother gains strength to care for her own children

In this post: increased household income as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In this world, you need money to do pretty much anything. You can’t survive very long without income or someone else to take care of you. So what would happen to your children if you were a single parent who fell desperately ill and had […]

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How do you calculate the value of one teacher?

A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing Food for the Hungry staff at work in Nicaragua — the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, after Haiti. One of the places I went was El Limonal, a community I was told lay in the “triangle of death” between the city’s dump, cemetery and sewer system. […]

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Are we willing to share our best?

Victor Cortez, Regional Director of Food for the Hungry in Latin America, shared the following insight about people living in physical poverty. When vulnerable people host others in their home, they share the best they have with their guests. They do not share what they do not like any more, what they no longer use, […]

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Japan suffers another blow

This article was originally published on the Mission Network News website on April 8th. Japan (MNN) – At 11:32 PM local time last night, a magnitude 7.4 quake struck Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture. It’s the same area already devastated by the March 11 quake and tsunami, and residents were immediately evacuated. A tsunami warning was issued and then […]

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Female Pakistani aid worker leads others with courage learned from her father and husband

This is not the typical story we hear about women in Pakistan. This account comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH,  during a visit following the country’s worst floods in its history (floods began July 2010). Fields like this are not expected to recover and yield another crop until early 2012. On the […]

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