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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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Filling the Food Gap in Ethiopia

Bugna district The late onset rainy season is about to cease. From a distance, all mountains and valleys look like they are covered with well-woven green and yellow carpets. It is breathtaking scenery. I am riding in a 4-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser from Lalibela to Ayina, a town in the Bugna district, in Amhara […]

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Reflections on a Journey of Hope and Transformation

Thanks to guest blogger and Food for the Hungry Board of Directors member Peter Mogan for providing the following touching story of the powerful hope and transformation in Lima, Peru, resulting from a partnership with University Chapel, a church in Vancouver, Canada. On September 27, 2014, I witnessed and participated in the graduation ceremony of […]

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Witch doctors and the Gospel

When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long, and suddenly start believing in something different? Believing the Lies Fidelina is from a Dominican Republic community where witchcraft is very common. She was […]

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Sponsored Child Gets Eye Surgery

Imagine watching your child grow sicker each day and knowing if only you had the money, you could help her. That was the case for the parents of a child named Fatima living in the PB Coastal area of Bangladesh, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) offers child sponsorship. From her early childhood, […]

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Planet Mommyhood and FH Help Iraqi Christians

Food for the Hungry (FH) is partnering with Jenn Hoskins and Kristin D’Amico of PlanetMommyhood.net in the I Am Your Voice campaign to help Iraqi Christians persecuted by the militant group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). With ISIS showing beheadings of Christians and other victims on social media, Hoskins and D’Amico want to […]

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