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What’s it take to change the world?

Meet Emily. She’s an average teenage girl, slim adolescent build, mousy hair in a ponytail, donning a fluorescent orange safety vest.  She’s planted in lock-kneed stance on a traffic island, in the midst of a boulevard.  Thousands of evacuees from the fairground swarm Emily’s crosswalk, to reach their cars before the huge storm really cuts […]

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South Sudan: A hopeful—yet uncertain—future

A country claiming its independence after 21 years of war, with 2.5 million dead, is a courageous undertaking. South Sudan made the one-year mark of its independence—but what’s ahead?   “A year ago it was the newest nation in the world,” said Keith Wright, Food for the Hungry’s international president. “The South Sudanese were very […]

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my grandparents are inspiring

My grandparents are retired and have a winter home in northern Arizona. Sitting on the porch swing a slight breeze brushes through my hair. A sweet flowery smell fills there property… no flowers to be found. In the middle of the desert, an hour from the nearest town… we’ve named it the healing place. Mending […]

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Our #fhbloggers Are In Ethiopia THIS WEEK – Here’s How You Can Join In On The Journey!

Howdy Friends and Family, You may already be aware that the Food for the Hungry Blogger Trip to Ethiopia is THIS WEEK!!! You may also be asking yourself “HOW CAN I HELP SUPPORT THIS TRIP.” Well I’m glad you asked! Below are the details on the trip and how you can not only follow along […]

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On my desk this week….South Sudan celebrates Independence Day!

  I’ve been very excited about this week and I’ve been typing double time to squeeze in even more work than usual. Why’s that? It’s Fourth of July this week and it’s time to celebrate! For many Americans, this means barbeques, family time, reflecting on our nation’s history and of course, fireworks. And lucky for […]

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Small businesses are key to South Sudan success as a nation.

A lesson from a taxi driver in Bor, South Sudan

If you travel to South Sudan, you will within 15 minutes of your arrival realize that it’s a harsh place. The new country born just a year ago is having a new beginning after nearly melting away under the heat of Africa’s longest civil war. All systems collapsed under the weight of the war; health, […]

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Africa – #fhbloggers ethiopia series (via @lindseynobles)

LINDSEY NOBLES: Lindsey, a native Texan, a habitual twitterer, sporadic blogger, and conference enthusiast, has recently joined the Food for the Hungry team as Director of Speakers and Strategic Partnerships. She is passionate about mobilizing others to go to the hard places and bring hope and help to the children. Last of the bloggers, but […]

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The Personal Gifts of Sponsoring a Child – #fhbloggers ethiopia series (via @kristenhowerton)

KRISTEN HOWERTON: A mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2004. She teaches psychology at Vanguard University and lives in Southern California. Kristen’s blog was chosen to the in Babble’s Top 100 in 2011 and was just […]

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On A Journey – #fhbloggers ethiopia series (via @alliworthington)

ALLI WORTHINGTON: Alli lives outside Nashville with her husband and five young sons. She is the CEO of Picha Global, cofounder of BlissDom Events, and Blissfully Domestic magazine. Alli was also just listed as a Young Influencer by Brad Lomenick of Catalyst. Now, this gal makes me laugh in person and online more than anyone […]

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Thoughts and Shots – #fhbloggers ethiopia series (via @inspiredrd)

ALYSA BAJENARU: Dietitian, Personal Trainer, Cook, Crafter, Wife, Mom, proud wearer of onion-goggles. New Celiac. Official dietitian of Mamavation& Baby Boot Camp. Alysa has one of the top nutritional blogs in America, is the personal nutritionist for Mamavation, and has been, for the past few months, the personal nutritionist for BlogHer. Alysa directs her passion to […]

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