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Journey to Guatemala: A chance encounter

Blog post by FH blogger Sarah Matheny A few months ago, I read the story of a woman who, by some stroke of luck (or perhaps even the hand of God) had held onto a photograph of herself in Disneyland as a child, which miraculously, in a stroller in the background, pictured her husband.  Two […]

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Rosalia

Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers She stood up out of her chair, and without warning, tears welled up in her eyes. “I wanted to go to school, but we could not afford it. Last year, FH gave me a scholarship and now I am studying to become a teacher.” There were fresh flowers […]

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“This wasn’t where we thought we’d be”

Post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt I’m struck by how similar I am to people who appear totally different from me; those who’s lifestyles seem foreign and locations seem far away. {In case you missed it, this week I’m in Guatemala with a group of bloggers and an organization I love called, Food for the […]

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El Quetzal Savings Group

There are a lot of things I love about FH. Our team. Our leadership. Our fields. Our programs. Our philosophy of sustainability and innovation in all things. But one of my very favorite things at FH is learning about and from our savings groups.  {You might remember in January when I met the Rose Savings […]

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The full-circle work of FH

Blog post by FH blogger Darrell Vesterfelt Hey guys. In case you didn’t already know, Ally and I are in Guatemala this week traveling with a group of bloggers and Food for the Hungry. It’s an opportunity for each of us to  meet the child we sponsor through FH, and also see the transformative work […]

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Dieuseul Petit shows one of his chili peppers

Pick a pepper…and send all your children to school

A struggling Haitian farmer looks out over his field, withered by yet another year of drought. There will just barely be enough beans for the family to eat – and nothing left to sell. The father sighs, his heart heavy, because of the decision he has to make:  He can’t send all of his children […]

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#FHBloggers Guatemala Day 1 – A courageous people

Blog post by FH blogger Michelle Sarabia The team has arrived in Guatemala. What a beautiful country.  The terrain is absolutely breathtaking and the people here are beautiful. Today is our first day of being on the ground in a community that Food for the Hungry supports.  I’m eager, to say the least, to see […]

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Journey to Guatemala: A day in Seoguis

Blog post by FH blogger Sarah Matheny We’ve been in Guatemala for two days now. I’ve said this word before, but I’m not sure it’s ever held any meaning until now: Wow. If yesterday was an overwhelming experience in terms of difficult travel (24 hours total, spent in transit), today was an overwhelming one in […]

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Irregular tortillas, Dora the Explorer + mountaintop treasures

Blog post by FH blogger Raechel Myers Today was among the longest, most fascinating, exhausting and surprising days of my life. I knew to expect this, but wow, living it is something I will never forget. We spent the day in a village called Seoguis (say-OH-geese) and saw a lot of neat, first-hand progress being […]

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Work hard, do your schoolwork, chase your dreams

Blog post by FH blogger Allison Vesterfelt After a full day of travel, Darrell and I arrived safely last night to our accommodations in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. We’re traveling this week with an organization we love called Food for the Hungry and are really excited to witness first hand what they’re doing in the communities […]

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