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Overcoming Poverty Through Education

Did you know that extreme poverty keeps 72 million children from attending school, and that this puts them at greater risk for abuse while also lowering their income-earning potential? The Education and Poverty Connection In 2010, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that one out of every six people in the world are illiterate. […]

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The Story of Adane Berihanu

The Sekota district is a highly drought-prone district of Amhara region in Ethiopia. Almost every year there is not enough rainfall to grow food for all the residents. In the early eighties, thousands died due to hunger, starvation and malnutrition-related diseases. But things have changed. Meet Adane Berihanu. He is a 38-year-old father of two […]

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The Cascade Model of Training in the DRC

It has often been said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, train a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime!” The keyword, of course, is “train.” Understanding this concept, Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working diligently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to […]

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Make it Happen

Can you imagine children walking through piles of trash at the local dump looking for items their family can use or sell? This is exactly what children in many impoverished countries do every day. It was this kind of situation which led to Food for the Hungry (FH) to start its work in such countries […]

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Freeing Bolivian Children from Malnutrition

A Word of Caution: This story contains material that may prove to be uncomfortable for some people unfamiliar with the realities the living conditions of people in developing countries. Bolivia is ranked at or near the bottom of Latin American countries in terms of poverty, education, life expectancy, health, sanitation and malnutrition. According to the […]

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Cool, Clear Water

Most people in developed countries live with the miracle of immediate access to cool, clear, potable water. It is available on-demand, all day every day and all night every night. It is as close as the nearest faucet. For most of us that distance is measure in a matter of a few feet. We have […]

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What a Difference a Cow Makes in Burundi

  Faced with ethnic discrimination and unrest, displaced millions and stalled agricultural and economic development for over two decades, Burundi is considered one of Africa’s poorest nations. Yet its resilient and joyful people are working hard to rebuild a peaceful nation through sustainable means with the help of Food for the Hungry (FH). Agricultural and […]

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An Inconvenience or a Sign of Privilege?

On Monday morning, a surprise was waiting for my family in the kitchen. We heard unusual creaking sounds when we walked near the kitchen sink. Upon closer inspection, we noticed signs of water damage. Sure enough, when we looked under the kitchen sink, we discovered a water leak that had soaked cabinets, a wall, and […]

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Maria Mejia’s Livelihood Transformation

At the heart of the Food for the Hungry (FH) program model is the welfare of the most vulnerable people in a community, typically children and the elderly. Programs transform communities by focusing on four key areas of interventions: Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Relief Reduction (DRR)/Response and Education. A livelihood is a way of earning enough to feed and […]

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The Dominican Republic through God’s Eyes

“Let me see this world, dear Lord, as though I were looking through your eyes; For if once I could see this world the way you see, I just know I’d serve you more faithfully.” From the Song “Looking Through His Eyes” by Mike Otto Many people reading this blog post may tend to look at […]

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