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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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Strengthening Healthcare Systems in Northern Uganda

During the mid to late 80s, what began as a cultist movement, led to the formation of a rebel army that terrorized Northern Uganda for over 20 years. The Lords Resistance Army was responsible for some of the worst atrocities ever seen in modern-day wars. Children were either abducted or killed, women were raped and […]

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The Devastation of Fire in Ethiopia

If you have ever experienced the devastation of fire, you will be able to relate to the families who lost all their earthly possessions in the fires that swept through the Kersa Dako Kebele[1] on February 26, 2014. Dealing with the consequences of fire requires a special sensitivity between responders and victims. Devising appropriate solutions […]

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