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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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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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