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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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Faith-Based Non-Profits UNITE! Your VOICE is needed too!

World Vision, ONE and Broad Faith-Based Coalition Urge U.S. Senate on Humanitarian Aid PR Newswire WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 30 organizations join to call on Congress to reverse cuts to life-saving, effective international assistance in U.S. budget WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A coalition of 30 Christian and Jewish organizations in the U.S. have joined together […]

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Should water be provided by the public or private sector?

We’ve talked a lot so far about the raw mechanics of finding, gathering and storing clean water in extremely remote places like Sololo, Kenya. But this article about the president of Bolivia got me thinking about how water is managed day-to-day once access to it is established. Most water distribution in developing countries is managed by the public sector, but […]

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Christmas: Something New This Year

Christmas was a little different this year.  Under the Christmas tree, instead of presents wrapped in silver paper topped with bows, there were ducks.  To be a bit more accurate, pictures of ducks.   This Christmas my mom decided to buy a duck in honor of each of my cousins and aunts and uncles from […]

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What “stigma” really means to one Haitian family

As mentioned in the last blog post, much of the progress made by Food for the Hungry and other NGOs in Haiti was greatly hindered by the massive January 2010 earthquake. Still, right now, dedicated Haitians and people from other countries devote themselves to stopping AIDS in Haiti through education, prevention, and care for those already infected. In […]

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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Clean Water? Just Poke a Hole in the Ground, and It’ll Gush Out, Right?

Clean water — or the fact that one in eight people today can’t get it — is a hot topic. It might even be trendy to say that we who have it should help provide for those who don’t. I’m not saying this is a bad thing. It is great, and caring for those in […]

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