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“One At A Time” — Is It Worth It?

And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. –Mark 6:5 When Dr. Larry Ward began Food for the Hungry (FH), he was compelled by the call to help all who were hungry in the poorest places around the globe. In the early […]

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Freeing Bolivian Children from Malnutrition

A Word of Caution: This story contains material that may prove to be uncomfortable for some people unfamiliar with the realities the living conditions of people in developing countries. Bolivia is ranked at or near the bottom of Latin American countries in terms of poverty, education, life expectancy, health, sanitation and malnutrition. According to the […]

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The Faces of Poverty

I recently got the incredible opportunity to travel with our Church Engagement team to witness the work that Food for the Hungry is doing in Guatemala. I’ve sponsored children for a long time, so I was eager to see for myself the kind of difference that child sponsorship actually makes in the lives of the […]

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Cool, Clear Water

Most people in developed countries live with the miracle of immediate access to cool, clear, potable water. It is available on-demand, all day every day and all night every night. It is as close as the nearest faucet. For most of us that distance is measure in a matter of a few feet. We have […]

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The Promise of a New Beginning

New beginnings. Sometimes they’re exciting. Like the promise of spring. Or a new relationship we’ve hoped for. Other times they’re scary. Like starting a new job or moving to a different city. Exciting or scary, new beginnings all contain a certain energy. One of the things I like about working for Food for the Hungry […]

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What a Difference a Cow Makes in Burundi

  Faced with ethnic discrimination and unrest, displaced millions and stalled agricultural and economic development for over two decades, Burundi is considered one of Africa’s poorest nations. Yet its resilient and joyful people are working hard to rebuild a peaceful nation through sustainable means with the help of Food for the Hungry (FH). Agricultural and […]

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An Inconvenience or a Sign of Privilege?

On Monday morning, a surprise was waiting for my family in the kitchen. We heard unusual creaking sounds when we walked near the kitchen sink. Upon closer inspection, we noticed signs of water damage. Sure enough, when we looked under the kitchen sink, we discovered a water leak that had soaked cabinets, a wall, and […]

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Maria Mejia’s Livelihood Transformation

At the heart of the Food for the Hungry (FH) program model is the welfare of the most vulnerable people in a community, typically children and the elderly. Programs transform communities by focusing on four key areas of interventions: Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Relief Reduction (DRR)/Response and Education. A livelihood is a way of earning enough to feed and […]

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Why Do Children Need Social Skills for Life?

Biblical Background Throughout history, in many societies, children (and childhoods) have often been undervalued. The different concepts of childhood from generational cultural patterns, the prevailing socio-economic context and the theological interpretations or paradigms generated by religious philosophies, largely encouraged a chronic state of neglect and cruelty to children. The event that reveals this situation, and […]

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The Dominican Republic through God’s Eyes

“Let me see this world, dear Lord, as though I were looking through your eyes; For if once I could see this world the way you see, I just know I’d serve you more faithfully.” From the Song “Looking Through His Eyes” by Mike Otto Many people reading this blog post may tend to look at […]

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