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Feeding Four in Ethiopia

Meet Debisa Ali, 27. She is a resident of Jaro village in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. She is widowed and taking care of three children (7, 4 and 2 years old).   Unfortunately, neither her late husband nor she possesses farmland. Both made a living by doing daily labor. After her husband’s death, Debisa started making homemade […]

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Scott Cunningham with his family

Reflecting on working with FH in Nicaragua

  Scott Cunningham has been serving Food for the Hungry (FH) in Chinandega, Nicaragua, for the past four years. He has worked in pastoral and staff training, working closely with employees of FH. When he left for Nicaragua, he was married with two children. Scott and his wife have had two more children while living […]

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How a Chicken Can Change a Life in the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some children are so hungry they have trouble concentrating on their lessons in school. Oftentimes, they may go for days without food. Although the children are eager to learn, the pain that accompanies malnutrition makes it difficult to concentrate. Breakfast, which we take for granted, is not even […]

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Transforming the Face of Palma

I first visited Palma, a district in Mozambique’s northern region, six years ago. I entered the town without realizing it. That which was called town was a line of mud houses on both sides of a dirt road. A few government buildings stood out, with neatly built brick walls covered with shiny zinc roofs. It […]

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Christmas in Bangladesh

Christmas is that time of year when many of us around the world are consumed with the desire to give gifts to others. For some, the norm is to wake up Christmas morning and see gifts under the tree. Yet, for some children, this is completely out of their realm of understanding. Believe it or not, […]

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Tim Waninger with his sponsored children.

Sponsor Story: Tim Waninger

Tim Waninger started sponsoring a child through Food for the Hungry (FH) in 2008. Right away, he began to write his sponsored child letters and visited her community in the Dominican Republic a year later. His sponsored child was Nicole, a teenage girl who lived with her mother and sister, Ana. When Tim met Nicole […]

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Indonesia after the Tsunami: Ten Years Later

It is hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the world’s largest recorded earthquake prompted a tsunami that devastated Sumatra, Indonesia. On this tenth anniversary, Food for the Hungry (FH) continues to help people recover their livelihoods. How People Got Caught Off Guard A tsunami is formed by the displacement of water — […]

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The Value of the Widow’s Mite

There is, perhaps, no story that reflects the true spirit of Christmas more than the one found in Mark 12:41-44 — the story of the Widow’s Mite. The key to the quality of her giving was summed up best when Jesus said, “The others gave out of their wealth, but she gave out of her poverty.” Frequently, we […]

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Different Cultures – Different Problems – Similar Solutions

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if when we were sick, we could go to one place, take one pill and have that one pill solve any sickness that we have? I don’t know if that will ever happen in the realm of healthcare, but there are cures for many of the issues of life that people […]

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Digging For Water Changed His Life

Finding at least one water source for each family to increase food production was a primary focus for us in nine drought-prone districts of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Over the past fiscal year, a total of 22 rivers and springs were developed and diverted. In addition, 202 shallow wells were dug for irrigation. As […]

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