About Holly Martinez

Holly Martinez connects children from Food for the Hungry's child sponsorship program to caring sponsors like you . Her blog will give you a glimpse of the impact your sponsorship makes in the communities we serve. Holly loves adventuring with her husband and their puppy, sleeping in, learning and creating.
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Witch doctors and the Gospel

When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long, and suddenly start believing in something different? Believing the Lies Fidelina is from a Dominican Republic community where witchcraft is very common. She was […]

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13 Cute Photos of Babies With Their Mothers

Who doesn’t love a cute baby picture? Food for the Hungry recently started a special program in Bolivia called Little Ones. This program is essentially a mother-child sponsorship program, for mothers of children five years old and younger. Instead of corresponding with the child (like our regular child sponsorship program), the sponsor can write encouraging […]

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Child Healed from Burn Accident

We do our best to teach children about safety, and we hope it will stick. But sometimes, accidents still happen. And sometimes, we just don’t have the means to make it all better — unless someone helps us out. Alex, an 8-year-old sponsored child, was alone one day in his home in Bolivia. He was […]

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Sponsorship Helps Mother Feed Her Children

It’s no secret that a young mother needs all the help and nutritional support she can get, especially if she has a newborn baby! She needs high-calorie, vitamin-rich food in order to feed her infant and to care for her other children. But when Ethensh gave birth to her fourth child, she had to spend many […]

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Sweat Hawgs and community members work together to build a chicken coop.

Tale of Two Communities

“Once a Hawg, always a Hawg. No Hawg left behind.” According to Doug Geist, this is the motto of the Sweat Hawgs, a group he leads that partners with Food for the Hungry (FH) in a community-to-community (C2C) relationship. The Sweat Hawgs are currently in their fourth year of working with Food for the Hungry […]

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Coffee Project Provides Fair-Wage Jobs

When you sip on your morning cup of coffee, how often do you think about where that coffee came from? Perhaps it briefly crossed your mind before, but have you really considered the stories behind the coffee bean farmers and the places they live? Food for the Hungry (FH) partner, Grace Community Church of Frederick, Md., […]

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Fighting Human Trafficking Through Education

In recent years, many of us have become aware of the horrific, growing problem of human trafficking. We know that it happens in the areas we live, and also across the world. We know that there are millions of children, women and men ensnared in this heinous world of abuse. But we don’t always know […]

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TobyMac concert flyer

Fight Poverty, Get a Free Concert

If you love Christian music and/or are passionate about child sponsorship, we need your help! You might be surprised to know that the majority of our child sponsorship comes from people at concerts and conferences. Maybe that’s even how you heard about us. Food for the Hungry (FH) partners with many Christian artists and speakers […]

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12 Days of Christmas: Self-Control

During the whirlwind of holiday festivities between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, few of us are focusing much on the idea of self-control. In fact, for many of us, this is the time of year we entirely reject it, encouraging excess and indulgence. “Hey, it’s the holiday season!” we proclaim, justifying another slice of pie […]

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My husband and I opening a gift on Christmas

A Different Twist on Christmas Giving

You have likely heard of or even participated in the growing movement of giving to charity in someone’s honor, as a Christmas gift to that person. Last year, my family adopted this concept but decided to put our own personal twist on it. My husband and I came up with the idea to purchase a […]

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