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A Little Savings, Saves Many

Did you ever think that an individual’s effort to save as little as 15 cents per week could revolutionize a community? That’s what’s happening in Bangladesh, through the Kornofuli  savings group that Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsors. According to the World Bank, 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have a bank account. As a […]

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Equality for Women is …

I have been given the freedom to use my voice.  It’s a unique freedom, when considering the rest of the world. As a woman, I use my voice to rally the cause of other women who don’t  have the right to speak up against injustice. While there is much to celebrate in the way of […]

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Why I am passionate about sponsoring children

What do teenagers (ages 13 to 18) living in the United States have in common with teenagers in the developing world?  Hunger. While a Bangladeshi teenager, age 13, feels the hunger of being loved by her older husband, an American teen wonders if she is thin enough to be considered pretty. As our daughters contemplate […]

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South Sudan: Getting girls back into schools

This past July 9 marked the second anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. As the country starts making progress, it still faces challenges – especially in educating girls. But progress is being made, as you will read. Recently, I traveled with a film crew to South Sudan to shoot a video on girls’ education. On our […]

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Women healing from abuse

As the plane danced in the skies during the hour-long flight to Kalemie, an eastern city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – I thought about the abused women healing in this region. Then, I couldn’t help but wonder: “What went wrong in the Congo?” I first visited the massive central African country in […]

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Breaking the cycle of poverty

I live in Phoenix. This time of the year, temperatures reach 110 degrees and above. It feels like an oppressive heat that won’t let up. So, this past weekend, I jumped in my car and took a drive out of town. Within two hours, I was in the mountains, feeling cool temperatures and breaking the […]

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Welcoming refugees to our cities

After my second trip with Food for the Hungry (FH) to Uganda in 2007, I came home with a distinct feeling that I was suppose to work with the refugee population in Phoenix. I felt compelled to do something to help vulnerable people here when I wasn’t traveling to foreign countries for work. To quote […]

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Care groups help save children

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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Grieving the seamstresses we never knew

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 […]

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Yubo's Garden in Kenya

What happens when women lead?

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 […]

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