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It’s more than just food

Blog post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt They glowed with pride as we gathered into the small room full of women and children. Light streamed in from the thatched roof. Smoke billowed to the ceiling and curled it’s way outside. We waited patiently for what was about to happen. This was a weekly meeting for […]

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Loving like God intended

Often people visit Guatemala and focus on the things that they don’t have.  Closets full of clothes. Hot showers and warm beds. An abundance of choices when it comes to what they are going to eat and drink. But I can’t stop thinking about what they do have.  These people have love. The way the […]

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The power of stories to change lives

Blog post by FH blogger Darrell Vesterfelt We just finished Day Two with Food for the Hungry in Guatemala. Today, we were able to spend time in the homes of a few families who have been impacted by the work FH is doing in their community. We visited the president of the community and his […]

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Beautiful hearts

Blog post by FH blogger Michelle Sarabia This is the fourth time I have typed and deleted. The words I want to write are so many, yet there seems to be this rule that we ought not to write it all down but only in bits and pieces.  But how do you keep things to […]

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Journey to Guatemala: A chance encounter

Blog post by FH blogger Sarah Matheny A few months ago, I read the story of a woman who, by some stroke of luck (or perhaps even the hand of God) had held onto a photograph of herself in Disneyland as a child, which miraculously, in a stroller in the background, pictured her husband.  Two […]

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Rosalia

Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers She stood up out of her chair, and without warning, tears welled up in her eyes. “I wanted to go to school, but we could not afford it. Last year, FH gave me a scholarship and now I am studying to become a teacher.” There were fresh flowers […]

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“This wasn’t where we thought we’d be”

Post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt I’m struck by how similar I am to people who appear totally different from me; those who’s lifestyles seem foreign and locations seem far away. {In case you missed it, this week I’m in Guatemala with a group of bloggers and an organization I love called, Food for the […]

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El Quetzal Savings Group

There are a lot of things I love about FH. Our team. Our leadership. Our fields. Our programs. Our philosophy of sustainability and innovation in all things. But one of my very favorite things at FH is learning about and from our savings groups.  {You might remember in January when I met the Rose Savings […]

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The full-circle work of FH

Blog post by FH blogger Darrell Vesterfelt Hey guys. In case you didn’t already know, Ally and I are in Guatemala this week traveling with a group of bloggers and Food for the Hungry. It’s an opportunity for each of us to  meet the child we sponsor through FH, and also see the transformative work […]

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Dieuseul Petit shows one of his chili peppers

Pick a pepper…and send all your children to school

A struggling Haitian farmer looks out over his field, withered by yet another year of drought. There will just barely be enough beans for the family to eat – and nothing left to sell. The father sighs, his heart heavy, because of the decision he has to make:  He can’t send all of his children […]

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