About Alex Mwaura

Alex is a humanitarian trying to make the world a better place for our children. He is an outdoor enthusiast, music lover, and a great fan of basketball. Alex works with Food for the Hungry (FH) in Africa.
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Humanitarian Crises…Looking Beyond the Grim Statistics

  As an aid worker, I am often tempted to throw in the towel when I am faced with humanitarian situations that seem irreparable. When I visit communities and interact with hopelessness, suffering, pain, lost dreams as a result of war, disease, and mostly bad governance, I often find myself sighing, “It’s too broken. It […]

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Filming in the DRC

I like movies. I admire the screenwriters’ creativity and how they are able to imagine things and bring them to life, for people to enjoy. Most movies that do well are built on a running tension between good guys (protagonists) and the bad guys (antagonists). Often the good guys are in pursuit of the bad […]

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God of All Creation

We are living in interesting times. Recently, I watched a National Geographic program called “Live from Space.” The team that hosted the live show took us around the world from space via cameras (mounted on the space ship) and a satellite feed from a space station. It’s extremely fascinating to see things from more than […]

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Saving Children in the DRC

Susana is 40 years old. She has four children and lives in a small community called Kachelewa, located in the lush landscapes of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Life here seems normal with everyone going about his or her business. The DRC is beautiful. Rolling hills dominate the landscape. Each hill is […]

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Love is the Answer

When a war breaks out in any part of the world, people reading or watching the news often are curious to know what is causing the fighting. Sometimes, wars are justified. As we watch from a distance, we often take sides. Other times, there is uproar against the fighting and the media is filled with […]

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South Sudan: Getting girls back into schools

This past July 9 marked the second anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. As the country starts making progress, it still faces challenges – especially in educating girls. But progress is being made, as you will read. Recently, I traveled with a film crew to South Sudan to shoot a video on girls’ education. On our […]

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Women healing from abuse

As the plane danced in the skies during the hour-long flight to Kalemie, an eastern city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – I thought about the abused women healing in this region. Then, I couldn’t help but wonder: “What went wrong in the Congo?” I first visited the massive central African country in […]

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Small businesses are key to South Sudan success as a nation.

A lesson from a taxi driver in Bor, South Sudan

If you travel to South Sudan, you will within 15 minutes of your arrival realize that it’s a harsh place. The new country born just a year ago is having a new beginning after nearly melting away under the heat of Africa’s longest civil war. All systems collapsed under the weight of the war; health, […]

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