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Sponsored Child ‘Photo Album’

Each year, FH field staff photograph sponsored children to keep track of their growth and progress. These photos are then synced to our database. As someone working in the Child Sponsorship department, I am one of the lucky team members that views these photos before they go out to sponsors. Our team ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ […]

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How Churches Are Going Deeper at Christmas

Looking for a way to help your congregation engage with the poor this Christmas? Churches and organizations across the U.S. have discovered Hope Tree, a ministry of Food for the Hungry. Antioch Church in Bend, Ore. hosted a Hope Tree for Ethiopia. Cherry Hills Christian School in Highlands Ranch, Colo. hosted theirs on behalf of […]

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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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One School Can Make a Difference

In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well. The Lakartinya School is making a huge impact in children’s lives. Here are some ways children are being supported. Giving Girls a Chance Many times, boys are […]

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3 Lessons to Keep Children Growing

In Butezi, Burundi, there is a woman named Leonie who–no matter what she did–her children wouldn’t gain weight. They kept getting sick in a vicious cycle of illness. When Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in her community, she learned three practices that changed her family’s life and broke the cycle of sickness.   […]

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13 Cute Photos of Babies With Their Mothers

Who doesn’t love a cute baby picture? Food for the Hungry recently started a special program in Bolivia called Little Ones. This program is essentially a mother-child sponsorship program, for mothers of children five years old and younger. Instead of corresponding with the child (like our regular child sponsorship program), the sponsor can write encouraging […]

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He Got Stopped from Being Trafficked

Abera Anulo, 35, told me how he almost was trafficked to another country, so he could find work to provide for his six children. When I visited his village in the Angecha district in southern Ethiopia last June 2014, life had changed drastically. Here he tells his story. Because of my farmland’s low productivity, I […]

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Don’t Ignore the Sadness, Blessed are the Peacemakers

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke Let’s be honest, it has been a rough summer with lots of sadness. The airwaves, newspapers and social media feeds have been filled with tragic and depressing stories. So much so that it seems easiest to […]

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Brantly, Writebol, Ebola and the Critics

I must live in a bubble. When I heard that Samaritan’s Purse’s Dr. Kent Brantly and SIM nurse Nancy Writebol had both contracted the Ebola virus while serving in Liberia, I was awed by their self-sacrifice.  There are not many willing to serve God overseas. Fewer still are willing to accept the modest remuneration that […]

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Land to Grow On

Ev Lay, 38, is a farmer living with her husband, Som Keo and her four children in Tropeang Run village in Cambodia. Her time in this village started off very hard. Before moving to Tropeang Run village, Ev Lay and her husband would leave her children home to care for each other (including an infant) […]

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