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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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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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