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World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day — a day to take a close look at this deadly, water-related disease, the progress made in beating it, and how much we have yet to accomplish. The facts: Malaria, carried by mosquitoes, is completely avoidable and treatable. Still, malaria is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and kills […]

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Have you ever wondered about this?

Have you ever wondered what a young woman born into extreme poverty does when she gets her period? How does she manage it in a place without drug stores, and how does it affect her daily life? At the very least, for women in poverty who lack basic hygiene supplies, this monthly event halts the […]

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Against all odds, HIV-positive single mother gains strength to care for her own children

In this post: increased household income as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In this world, you need money to do pretty much anything. You can’t survive very long without income or someone else to take care of you. So what would happen to your children if you were a single parent who fell desperately ill and had […]

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How do you calculate the value of one teacher?

A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing Food for the Hungry staff at work in Nicaragua — the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, after Haiti. One of the places I went was El Limonal, a community I was told lay in the “triangle of death” between the city’s dump, cemetery and sewer system. […]

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Female Pakistani aid worker leads others with courage learned from her father and husband

This is not the typical story we hear about women in Pakistan. This account comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH,  during a visit following the country’s worst floods in its history (floods began July 2010). Fields like this are not expected to recover and yield another crop until early 2012. On the […]

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What! No way….

Yes, if you’re like me, “What! No way…” is what you’ll say — at least a few times — when you take this National Geographic quiz about drinking water. I definitely scored a 40 percent the first time around. How did you do? Food for the Hungry is saving lives and improving the quality of life […]

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We need you to…Fast and Pray TODAY.

Today our elected officials are debating the US budget.  Please join with Food for the Hungry in praying for our elected officials and standing with the most vulnerable people in the world. Ambassador Tony Hall began an open-ended fast in response to Congress’ proposed budget cuts targeting vulnerable people in America and around the world […]

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What’s in a name? From Atonyawelo to Emmanuel

Once upon a time, there was a tiny girl whose name meant “child I shouldn’t have borne” — “Atonyawelo,” in the Lwo language of Northern Uganda. She was the product of rape endured by her 15-year-old mother, Betty. Betty was simply a pawn in a war … kidnapped by rebel soldiers and forced to kill […]

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Form A Spiritual Circle of Protection around the Vulnerable

Food for the Hungry Leadership invites you to join us in fasting and praying to protect the most vulnerable of this world.  Our fast will begin on Monday, March 28– along with many others participating in the HungerFast — and end Sunday, April 24.  We also invite you to join this time of prayer and fasting to collectively commit […]

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March 28: Join Food for the Hungry in the nation-wide HUNGER FAST

This article was originally published by hungerfast.org and can be found at: http://hungerfast.org/03/what-is-hungerfast-org In 1993, Congress eliminated the House Select Committee on Hunger, a bi-partisan committee created to address the needs of poor and hungry people at home and around the world. Congressman Tony P. Hall, often called the “conscience of the Congress,” responded by fasting for 22 […]

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