Building Canals in Ethiopia

  A canal cut through the barren hills of Achete Wonz village in Ethiopia, to funnel water from a nearby river to the farm of Yaregal Eshetu. Unfortunately, the canal had cracks. The amount of water getting to Yaregal’s field was minimal, so he could only plant half his land with chickpeas and maize. At […]

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Orphan Gets New Start

Eric is a 7-year-old boy living in Meru, Kenya. He is one of thousands of orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. His grandmother, Janet, stepped up to take care of Eric to prevent him from ending up in an overcrowded orphanage. But Janet, 66, lived in extreme poverty in a tiny home made of sticks […]

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A Learning Environment

When you’re a child, it can be hard to achieve simple tasks, like going to school, when no one around you cares about your efforts. A good learning environment for children is more than a classroom, it involves the child’s home and community. For Pov Sokum, age 17, trying to get an education in her […]

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Love’s Law

In late 2006, I came back from two years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) totally convinced that the rule of law is one of the greatest gifts any nation can have. Congo is a “failed state” and, not being ruled by law, it is ruled by chaos. Millions have died since the […]

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Update: Typhoon Rammasun Recovery

On July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines with 150 mile-per-hour winds, destroying homes and leaving 430,000 people displaced. Food for the Hungry (FH) started working immediately in the regions of Sula and Bicol to assess the needs of homeless families. FH is preparing to distribute food to 390 families in Sula. In Bicol, FH […]

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Child Healed from Burn Accident

We do our best to teach children about safety, and we hope it will stick. But sometimes, accidents still happen. And sometimes, we just don’t have the means to make it all better — unless someone helps us out. Alex, an 8-year-old sponsored child, was alone one day in his home in Bolivia. He was […]

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Growing a Mother’s Confidence

When you feel like you can’t learn, you feel imprisoned. That’s how many mothers feel living in poverty. They feel cut off from the possibilities of reaching beyond their situation. One mother who lived in Toro Toro in Bolivia really felt stifled. Her name is Zenobia. Married to a man named Carlos Choque and the […]

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Typhoon Rammasun Hits Philippines

On Tuesday, July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines displacing more than 430,000 and affecting 500,000 Filipinos. Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Emergency Response Unit is assessing the needs of more than 1,300 families in the Bicol region. Here is a statement from FH’s field office: “In Sula, 318 families residing on the island were […]

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Go Team Ethiopia for Creating Energy!

Ethiopia has a potential of producing more than 43,000 megawatts (MW) electricity from hydropower, wind, solar and thermal energies. This electricity can supply power to more than two-thirds of Africa, half of the Middle East and southern European countries. On the other hand, more than 90 percent of the Ethiopian population is dependent on firewood […]

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Bangladesh: Making Tadka Dal

Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Bangladesh where tadka dal is a staple dish served in many communities. This specific recipe and demonstration comes from FH staff living in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, where families are starting to have food stability. Through savings groups, women are learning to run their own small business […]

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