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Cutting Down On Deforestation in Ethiopia

Deforestation is a global reality that significantly contributes to climate change. Who knows this better than Ethiopians, who have suffered through severe drought in recent decades? They have endured years of displacement and starvation. Those in rural areas often suffer the most. And yet, despite this reality, thoughtful women like Workinesh Bayisa, continue to cut […]

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FH Fills in for Punxsutawney Phil

As our thoughts turn from the bitter cold that some areas are experiencing to the hopes of warm spring days, the anticipation of planting a new garden is on the minds of those who enjoy fresh vegetables. Groundhog Day, on February 2 this year, pinpoints our focus as we wait to see what Punxsutawney Phil […]

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The Fire in Tonsuya, Malabon, Metro Manila

FH Responds to the Malabon Fire with Food & Supplies The Philippines are, perhaps, one of the most disaster-ridden areas in the world.  This might have been especially true in December 2014.  While the world watched in horror on December 8 as Typhoon Hagupit ravaged the island nation, the community of Tonsuya, Malabon, located near […]

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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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