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How to Change a Life for the Price of a Frappuccino

If someone took a poll, most people reading this blog would probably not say that malaria is a top concern in their lives. However for many people around the world, it is a constant worry. Did you know that $6 could relieve that fear for a family at risk of getting malaria? That’s one day […]

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A Survivor’s Higher Calling

According to Merriam-Webster, trauma is “a very difficult or unpleasant (severely distressing) experience that causes someone to have mental or emotional problems, usually for a long time.” Medically, trauma is defined as “a serious injury to a person’s physical body.” Either definition would lead one to understand how trauma could disconnect people from their faith. […]

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Why Be Concerned about the World’s Smallest Flea?

What are you concerned about today? Is politics? Is it the economy? Or is it trying to beat par? Granted, some are concerned with current, recent or impending personal loss – and we certainly understand. But the fact is, the things we are usually most concerned about are trivial compared to the concerns of the […]

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The Definition of Poverty — Beyond Mere Stuff

People define poverty as an absence of something. While mostly commonly associated with material needs, we attach the word “poverty” to all kinds of other words: poverty of thought, of culture, of philosophy, of ideas. So “poverty” is a broad term we use to identify some element we think is missing. What’s missing among the […]

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The Importance of Play, Especially for Children

It’s Time to Play Ball Again! April means that Winter is over, and the Boys of Summer are about ready to do their thing, and that “hope springs eternal” in every major league city in America. In fact, the Cubs are only a game out of first place! While Food for the Hungry (FH) deals with some […]

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BIG Things Should Get Us Excited

We are fascinated by the immense. We are awestruck by the improbable. We are mesmerized by the BIG things in life. Aren’t we? Think about a few things that are HUGE… The Grand Canyon. New York City. The ocean. Sequoia Trees. The Rocky Mountains. We’re also enamored by events of large gatherings, right? The Olympics […]

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Overcoming Poverty Through Education

Did you know that extreme poverty keeps 72 million children from attending school, and that this puts them at greater risk for abuse while also lowering their income-earning potential? The Education and Poverty Connection In 2010, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that one out of every six people in the world are illiterate. […]

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The Story of Adane Berihanu

The Sekota district is a highly drought-prone district of Amhara region in Ethiopia. Almost every year there is not enough rainfall to grow food for all the residents. In the early eighties, thousands died due to hunger, starvation and malnutrition-related diseases. But things have changed. Meet Adane Berihanu. He is a 38-year-old father of two […]

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Our World Health Day Heroes

Today is World Health Day AND World Health Workers Week! And we’d like nothing more than to celebrate and recognize some of our favorite health worker heroes around the globe — women who devote their lives to ensuring the health of all children in their communities. We’re talking about Mother Leaders! In Food for the […]

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FH and Uganda Goats Help Grandparents Cope with HIV/AIDS Aftermath

Have you given much thought to the victims of HIV/AIDS lately?  Not the ones who have succumbed because of it, but the ones who are left behind when their parents fall victim to this dreaded killer. Lawrence Okello of Tikoling, Uganda, has thought about those victims a lot. One of his daughters died of HIV/AIDS, […]

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