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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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How Savings Groups Are Creating Hope in the D.R Congo

What the average person knows about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is that it is somewhere in central Africa. It might be a stretch to include the word “central,” so let’s take a moment to gain just a bit more understanding. At one-quarter the size of the U.S., the DRC is the eleventh largest country in […]

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Conquering the Vicious Cycle of Domestic Violence

  Can you imagine the horror of living every day expecting to be choked or beaten by your spouse or parent you have trusted to care for you? Domestic violence is a common problem worldwide, but it is especially prominent in societies with traditional beliefs that devalue women. Since 2000, the International Day for the Elimination of […]

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How Does Your Keyhole Garden Grow?

When you think of the word “garden,” what image do you see? Maybe long rows of tall corn, even longer rows of green beans or peas, or maybe vines loaded with tomatoes as far as the eye can see. Perhaps you see a much smaller version of a garden, but one thing is for sure, […]

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Kyala Bangwe Ernata on the left with her first chicken.

Making Charitable Giving Go Further

I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s easy for me to give to the poor, but it’s not difficult either. When I see a homeless person, I tend to give money and I often help at events around my hometown community. But what hits me the most is how fleeting my dollars can be. How they may […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: A Year Later

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines with its 195-mile-per-hour winds, progress is being made in helping people to rebuild their lives. Food for the Hungry (FH) immediately responded with life-saving supplies to communities that were completely destroyed. FH also provided child-friendly spaces to provide a safe place for children to learn and play. To […]

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Aiding Antoinette . . . and 500 Others

Umutoniwase Antoinette is 57 years old. She was 37 when tragedy struck on an almost unimaginable scale. Many people recall little about their own lives in 1994, let alone things that happened half the world away in a country whose name is hard to spell. Antoinette remembers. She was there when 800,000 people from the […]

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Kenya Defecation Free Zone: Building Latrines to Save Lives

When you live in a society in which personal hygiene and public sanitation are inherent, it may be difficult to imagine the absence of Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas. In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, ODFs are revolutionary. In Kenya, FH is helping traditionally semi-nomadic tribes to learn to settle down and […]

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