Archive | September, 2011

What clean water means to me — from Ethiopia

Last month, we published a story from Ethiopia about 22 clean-water points constructed in the district of Sasiga. 52-year-old Adde Nadi is one of the many who now enjoys clean water close to home, thanks to the construction of a protected spring just 15 minutes away by foot. Adde Nadi desperately needed this new protected spring because […]

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VIDEO: Two years on, AIDS clinic in rural Kenya flourishes

In one of the most remote places on the planet, you’ll find a small clinic with cutting-edge technology for treating HIV/AIDS and other ailments. The Tumaini Medical Center was built in Marsabit, northern Kenya–a region also known in Kenya as the Northern Forgotten District–in 2009. It was the product of a unique collaboration between Blood:Water Mission, […]

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Reflections on winning the lottery

A few days ago, I had the privilege of snuggling a 2-day-old baby girl–the first child of two of my good friends. The house was filled with joy as they praised God for this new creation and hurried to swaddle her in a soft blanket while she screamed her lungs out. I thanked God for […]

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Despite famine, there are bright spots in the Horn of Africa

This article was originally published by Mission Network News.  To view this article in its original format, visit: http://www.mnnonline.org/article/16260.   Ethiopia (MNN) – Food security has deteriorated for famine-wracked Somalis trapped in their own country, but it has improved for those who have fled to Ethiopia. John Connelly with Food for the Hungry (FH) explains, “The famine is really […]

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Lifelong learning helps a Guatemalan grandma care for her family

“I want my grandchildren to grow healthy; that is the reason I am dedicating my time to learn about agriculture,” says 44-year-old Dominga who always has been an active member of her community high in the hills of Guatamala. Guatemala’s children have the highest rate of chronic malnutrition in all of Latin America, and it’s […]

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Overcoming the impossible in the dry hills of Kenya

Sometimes, a problem is so formidable that it’s hard ever to imagine a solution for it. This may have been how families felt in Parkishon, Northern Kenya before FH convinced them they could overcome once very essential problem: access to clean water. Eight hours. That’s how long Parkishon’s women and children used to walk to get […]

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Striving to help mothers give birth to an HIV-free generation

“I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it’s one of the most successful prevention methods,” says FH’s HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. “You can have an HIV-free generation.” By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect […]

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