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Sponsorship Helps Mother Feed Her Children

It’s no secret that a young mother needs all the help and nutritional support she can get, especially if she has a newborn baby! She needs high-calorie, vitamin-rich food in order to feed her infant and to care for her other children. But when Ethensh gave birth to her fourth child, she had to spend many […]

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Filming in the DRC

I like movies. I admire the screenwriters’ creativity and how they are able to imagine things and bring them to life, for people to enjoy. Most movies that do well are built on a running tension between good guys (protagonists) and the bad guys (antagonists). Often the good guys are in pursuit of the bad […]

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4 Million Face Famine in South Sudan

Three years ago, the streets of South Sudan’s capital Juba were filled with revelry as residents and international dignitaries celebrated the new nation’s independence from Sudan, thus ending decades of bloody war. However, high hopes for peace and prosperity were short-lived. In December 2013, fighting between government troops and rebel forces erupted. Within weeks, the […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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Being Wired Into Community

It’s easy to focus on the many challenges and frustrations of trying to do technical work and support in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) communities in Uganda. Your typical day can be interrupted anytime when the power goes off or when your Internet service cuts out. You’re fortunate if your office has a good-working generator […]

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Honey Sweetens Family’s Life

Sultan Hassen was convinced that divorce was the only way to save his wife’s life. At age 24, he earned 62 cents a day to feed himself, his wife and four children in Wanji Village, Ethiopia. “I had no special skills with any kind of handcrafts,” said Sultan. “Poverty crept into our house and eating […]

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Bridges to Understanding

I hurt my foot the other day. It wasn’t serious, but it caused me to limp. I didn’t want to limp. I didn’t want the attention or the inevitable questions. After a while, I mostly forgot about the limp, unless someone noticed and asked. Even when I was walking as “normally” as I could, my […]

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Why Writing Your Sponsored Child Matters

The summer before I went into the fourth grade, I received a letter. It was from my favorite teacher Mrs. Wilson. She believed in me and encouraged me more than any other teacher. In Mrs. Wilson’s letter, she encouraged me to pursue my dreams, work hard and to realize that I had the potential to […]

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Getting Over Fears

We all have those things about ourselves that we don’t like or feel confident about. Sometimes those fears hold us back from God’s calling on our lives—which is why we need each other to overcome these challenges. For the last two years, Isabel Bernaldo Jara has served as a mother leader in her community of […]

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Night of Dining for Luminoche

There is a community called Luminoche located in the highlands of western Guatemala that has big problems—more than half of the children have chronic malnutrition. The severity of the poverty is positioning children for serious developmental issues and possibly death. So two international chefs decided to do something about it by creating a unique dining […]

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