Archive | Stories

RSS feed for this section

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 1 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

A Sweet Goodbye to Poverty

Some goodbyes are better than others. A couple weeks ago, I participated in a couple of ceremonies in the Tropeang Prey area of Anlong Veng district in Cambodia, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working to end poverty for about seven years. The ceremonies were part of a week-long celebration in […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }
Sweat Hawgs and community members work together to build a chicken coop.

Tale of Two Communities

“Once a Hawg, always a Hawg. No Hawg left behind.” According to Doug Geist, this is the motto of the Sweat Hawgs, a group he leads that partners with Food for the Hungry (FH) in a community-to-community (C2C) relationship. The Sweat Hawgs are currently in their fourth year of working with Food for the Hungry […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

The World Cup Effect: Hope Through a Level Playing Field

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. There is nothing like it in the world of sports. Thirty-two countries. Six continents. One sport. When it comes to global popularity, not even the Olympics match the fervor and fame of the World Cup. It is truly global in representation, viewership and scale. Every four years […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Fairy Godmothers, Transformation and Hope

“Bippity-boppity-boo” are the three words that the fairy godmother says in order to transform Cinderella‘s torn dress into a beautiful ball gown. But it didn’t stop there…the fairy godmother also helped her with a carriage, horses, a coachman and a driver. Before the fairy godmother showed up, Cinderella was filled with sadness and hopelessness.  She […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }