In my previous blog, I briefly mentioned the HEART fund, but then realized later, that I did not fully explain this fund. It was a fund started several years ago in response to one child needing a life-saving heart surgery. Here is the HEART story: “Thank you for your big heart… your generosity…” – Jeffrey [...]
Today I’m featuring guest blogger Alex Mwaura, Food for the Hungry’s Africa Regional Communications Coordinator. Alex writes to us about his thoughts after visiting Kapchorwa, Uganda just after the finish of the London Olympics. By Alex Mwaura When Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich won the marathon race in the London 2012 Olympics, many were amazed because his [...]
Food for the Hungry has been supporting a program for poor rural communities in Ethiopia, helping them build resilience against poor harvests and high food prices. The program focuses on improving agriculture diversification and production and thus increasing the amount of food and income available. The activities include micro-credit, livestock rearing and marketing, dairy production, [...]
The Mbale area of Eastern Uganda has a long history of mudslides, largely due to human interaction with the environment (destruction of forest and poor farming methods). On June 25th 2012, a major slide occurred, burying at least three villages and displacing many families. The number of casualties is still being investigated. It took local [...]
This is not a stump speech, an endorsement, or even a subversive political plea.
This is a reminder and a gift. A message of hope.
As our TV’s sets and news feeds monotonously tune in to the steady screeching of political debate, party pundits and campaigning figureheads, I believe it is important to take a deep breath, and REMEMBER THE POOR. There is no doubt that any election is an important and historical event. We should care about elected leaders, their ideas and what they stand for. But let’s not loose sight of the most monumental opportunities of hope we may ever face.
A few short weeks ago, the Philippines were hit with torrential rains that caused some of the worst flooding since the 2009 flood that killed almost 1,000 people. The capital, Manila, was 70 percent underwater and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Then on August 24, Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti and the Dominican [...]
Many homes were destroyed by a recent fire in Shashego, Ethiopia, but FH came to the rescue and provided building materials for families to build replacement homes for themselves.
There are quite a few words in my household that we just don’t allow. No swear words. No bathroom words. No disrespectful words. With kids in elementary school, it’s a constant conversation! We try to live up to what Paul told the Ephesians. “Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only [...]
It had been a hard trip – my first out of North America. I wasn’t feeling well, and I found the sights and smells to be overwhelming – almost sickening. I couldn’t find anything to eat that didn’t upset my stomach, and I felt unusually irritable about pretty much everything. But I was on a [...]
An astute reader of Food for the Hungry’s posts on Facebook asked a great question about our Labor Day photo album, featuring people around the world at work: “As I look through these photos, I notice that a majority of them are about women. Are they just more photogenic or is this indicative of something [...]
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