Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! As we start 2014, here are some highlights from 2013 to celebrate Food for the Hungry’s (FH) work around the world.

Orphans

In child-headed households, where both parents have passed away because of the disease, the older child becomes the caretaker.

We help children, like Lydia, by connecting her with community members, paying for school fees, building her a home and even helping her attend trade school.

Relief

“A few days after the typhoon, the news came from FH: All sponsored children have been accounted for. A sigh of relief! Mariecris was safe, and so were over 2,000 other children in FH programs. Having a personal relationship with someone caught up in a world disaster can make for a scary time. But isn’t that the case any time we open our hearts to love someone? Love is risky, but it’s worth it.” -Wendy McMahan

Hope

Every day all over the world, we reach out to men, women and children who desperately need help. And we want to thank you for your generosity, prayers and commitment to helping vulnerable people. You are a crucial part of our work and we couldn’t do it without you!

Rebuilding

This man in Haiti lost his home during the 2010 earthquake, but with FH’s help, he is building on his land to continue to provide shelter for his family. He is thankful and happy for the simple things in his life.

 

 

Farming

For people around the world, like Marie from Burundi, farming is a means of survival and a form of independence!

 

 

 

 

Inspiring

FH helps children all over the world. As you can see from these smiles, children are a light to any community and an inspiration for change.

 

 

 

 

Learning

This is the first moment Bronwen Dunn met her sponsored child in Guatemala. Bronwen said it was exciting to see her sponsored child learning in school.

 

 

Nutrition

When school leaders at M. Guinto Elementary School in the Philippines began noticing their students looked weak and tired every day, they teamed up with a local church and FH staff to create a 60-day feeding program to combat this rampant malnutrition.

 

 

Innovating

Momedi’s porridge recipe is the talk of the town! After participating in FH care group training, Momedi took the information and started creating nutritious recipes to share. In addition to helping improve the health of children in his community, he is now known as the village chef.

 

 

Overcoming

After many years of struggling to feed his family, Agustin never would have guessed that the path to better nutrition and a better life would start with a large, beautiful Bolivian cow.

 

 

 

Join us in 2014 to make a difference in the lives of people all of the word!

 

 

About Renee Targos

Renee is a former journalist and editor for national arts and business publications. As a writer for Food for the Hungry, Renee explores and reports on the work and relationships of partners, FH staff and impoverished communities.

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