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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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Kyala Bangwe Ernata on the left with her first chicken.

Making Charitable Giving Go Further

I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s easy for me to give to the poor, but it’s not difficult either. When I see a homeless person, I tend to give money and I often help at events around my hometown community. But what hits me the most is how fleeting my dollars can be. How they may […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: A Year Later

A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines with its 195-mile-per-hour winds, progress is being made in helping people to rebuild their lives. Food for the Hungry (FH) immediately responded with life-saving supplies to communities that were completely destroyed. FH also provided child-friendly spaces to provide a safe place for children to learn and play. To […]

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Aiding Antoinette . . . and 500 Others

Umutoniwase Antoinette is 57 years old. She was 37 when tragedy struck on an almost unimaginable scale. Many people recall little about their own lives in 1994, let alone things that happened half the world away in a country whose name is hard to spell. Antoinette remembers. She was there when 800,000 people from the […]

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Kenya Defecation Free Zone: Building Latrines to Save Lives

When you live in a society in which personal hygiene and public sanitation are inherent, it may be difficult to imagine the absence of Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas. In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, ODFs are revolutionary. In Kenya, FH is helping traditionally semi-nomadic tribes to learn to settle down and […]

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Life is Sacred

Hunger is now regarded as the world’s number one health risk. When you go to bed tonight, will you have to worry about finding enough food to eat tomorrow? For the majority of us, this basic human need is not a cause for concern. Therefore, it is easy to forget that nearly a billion people […]

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Soup Instead of Seeds

The year of 2014 started out relatively normal for the agricultural community of Caulatu, Nicaragua. Farmers like 34-year-old Marcos Pinell planted their crops in May, anticipating a bountiful harvest in August. Drought kept that bounty from materializing, and food became dangerously scarce. Pinell, the father of two little girls, faced a gut-wrenching dilemma — how was he going to […]

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A Farmer’s Sacrificial Gift

Remember the beautiful story of the widow’s offering, told in Mark 12 and Luke 21? Jesus watched as the the rich people at the temple tossed large sums of money into the offering basket. But he was most impressed with the woman who had very little, and gave two small coins. Knowing this was all […]

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