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In rural Sudan, education is about more than education

A few days ago, I interviewed my friend Sam Ruot who came to Phoenix as a refugee from South Sudan in 2001. I wanted to learn about education in his home country, and I learned that addressing education in many of the places FH works means addressing other critical issues at the same time. Sam […]

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Meeting needs with mushrooms

Hey, all you trendy urban gardeners! Do you know how easy it is to grow mushrooms? Maybe you do. At the New Life Center in Northern Uganda, they grow mushrooms with just a bag of dirt and manure, some string, a bit of water, and a dark room. Mushroom growing is on the schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every […]

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What "stigma" really means to one Haitian family

As mentioned in the last blog post, much of the progress made by Food for the Hungry and other NGOsin Haiti was greatly hindered by the massive January 2010 earthquake. Still, right now, dedicated Haitians and people from other countries devote themselves to stopping AIDS in Haiti through education, prevention, and care for those already infected. In […]

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What “stigma” really means to one Haitian family

As mentioned in the last blog post, much of the progress made by Food for the Hungry and other NGOs in Haiti was greatly hindered by the massive January 2010 earthquake. Still, right now, dedicated Haitians and people from other countries devote themselves to stopping AIDS in Haiti through education, prevention, and care for those already infected. In […]

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One last look at 2010

Here’s just a quick snapshot for all you numbers people…. God showed his might in many ways in 2010, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store next. Happy New Year! Visit Poverty 180 to join this work in one of four areas: Education, Water, HIV/AIDS, Gender-based injustice.

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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Schedule of activities for child mothers

At the New Life Center in Kitgum, Northern Uganda, young victims of gender-based injustice stay for eight weeks and participate in an intentional program designed to help heal the whole person. This schedule shows the various activities designed to meet one’s physical, spiritual, emotional, social and educational needs. (Luo, as you’ll see on the schedule, is a language […]

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In Haiti, what does the earthquake have to do with HIV/AIDS?

The quake that rocked Haiti at the beginning of this year was beyond devastating, instantly. I don’t need to barrage you with statistics because I think most of us have a general understanding of what happened and how it left the country in even deeper poverty. But it only occurred to me yesterday, in talking […]

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Field staff know that small contributions add up

Victor Cortez, the FH regional director for Latin America and country director for Guatemala, has served with Food for the Hungry for 18 years. His academic/professional background involves agricultural engineering, business, marketing, and environmental management. He challenges us at Food for the Hungry to give all glory to God and to listen to God’s teaching, […]

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Clean water? Just poke a hole in the ground, and it’ll gush out, right?

Clean water — or the fact that one in eight people today can’t get it — is a hot topic. It might even be trendy to say that we who have it should help provide for those who don’t. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. It is great, and caring for those in […]

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