My guest blogger today is Alex Mwaura, communications specialist for Food for the Hungry reporting on FH’s work in Africa. Alex recently visited Burundi and shares his experience during a care group training where mothers’ learned to care for their infants. The sound of rain on iron roofing sheets drowned out the voice of [...]
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Earlier this week, the Her.meneutics blog at Christianity Today invited me to write about shopping. The conversation came out of a terrible tragedy that occurred last week in Bangladesh. An eight-story garment factory building crumbled, killing at least 300 workers and injuring over 1,000 more. On Wednesday afternoon, my friend Eileen called to tell me [...]
Women in developing countries often aren’t thought of as leaders. Food for the Hungry (FH) helps communities reverse that thinking. An example of a woman becoming a leader is Yubo Boru, a 35-year-old mother of four children living in Kenya. Rather than going to school when she was a girl, Yubo would carry as much water as she [...]
She was a frail, young woman who was 22 when I met her. I can’t imagine how her small frame could possibly have given birth at the age of 12. Her story changed me for life.
I only heard Edith Schaeffer speak in person once. At that time, this extremely influential evangelical woman who passed away this past Saturday was already getting up in years. Since her speaking engagements were regularly recorded, I haven’t had to spend much time with her to feel like we’ve been in the same room more [...]
Preachers have often observed that entries in one’s checkbook are the best indication of our true values. Today, the role of that checkbook has been replaced by the online transfers you run through your bank account. Still, the point is the same: We spend money on things we care about. They show our priorities. [...]
March 8 is a special day in our house for two reasons. First, it’s my oldest daughter’s birthday. Andrea was born on March 8. She’s turning ten years old. She wrote her birthday list last night. Andrea’s Birthday List Jean jacket The latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book Smelly markers Case to hold my [...]
If you were a female living in Bangladesh, you would face a multitude of troubles such as vulnerability and discrimination. If you happened to also be of a low caste, an ethnic minority and a poor family, your challenges would severely increase. And when a cyclone wreaked havoc on your community, destroying the few resources you had — you would be devastated. Find out how Food for the Hungry brought hope in these circumstances.
As I wake from jet lag at 3 a.m., the girls in the Wari slum of Dhaka are just getting out of school. I can’t help but wonder what else I can do to help them finish their education and grow up to become thriving young women. So, how can we help girls half way [...]
As you may already know, FH is hosting our 2nd annual blog trip with some of some of our favorite bloggers and the incredibly talented humanitarian photographer Esther Havens. (Learn more about this trip here: fhbloggers.org/bangladesh) Not only will they be writing in real-time before, during, and after the trip, but they’ll also be hosting [...]
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