FH Phoenix staff visit Guatemala

In February 2011, Katie Stall and I traveled to Guatemala for our first field visit. We both wanted to see FH’s work in the field. We had spent the last three years, stuffing envelopes and packets, reading and sorting mail, and talking to countless sponsors on the phone—but always desiring to see it all for […]

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a mysterious illness in northern Uganda

Nodding disease is a mysterious illness that has killed 200 children in rural northern Uganda and has debilitated hundreds more, leaving doctors scrambling to find its cause and cure. Without modern medical answers or treatments, many desperate parents turn to traditional medicine for relief, which unfortunately does not help the situation. Many parents in despair […]

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The link between domestic violence and child development

A recent study in the APHA Journal shows a strong link between intimate partner violence (IPV) and child stunting and underweight.  In Bangladesh, 29% of women had experienced IPV in the past year.  Those who had experience IPV (as compared to those who had not) were 59% more likely to have a stunted child and 33% more […]

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Literature becomes life

I just finished reading Thomas Hardy’s novel, Tess of the d’Ubervilles, which left me in silent late-night shock when I turned the final pages.  As my friend and fellow Food for the Hungry blogger Eileen said, “It’s not Jane Austen. It doesn’t wrap up happily in the end.”  (No spoilers here, you’ll have to read […]

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What voices speak into your life?

From the back room of my house, I stood getting ready for my day. I could hear the TV on in the next room and I began to listen, analyzing the script and the voices, trying to guess what show was on. It didn’t take me long to make a guess… and I was right. […]

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First #fhbloggers Trip To Ethiopia July 9 – 16

THE FIRST #fhbloggers TRIP TO ETHIOPIA JULY 9-16 One of the first new projects I began to work on when I first started with Food for the Hungry a year ago was a blog trip. Even though I mostly serve the Artist Program, working with music artists and tours, I feel like everywhere I turned […]

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Rodney King, a Heart’s Cry and Healing Relationships

The news media announced this week that Rodney King (47 years old) has passed away. I was completely struck by the reporting on King’s life that I watched on one evening news report. The story was titled Remembering the Complicated Life Story of Rodney King. Here are a few things that seemed significant: King never […]

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Pen, paper and a future in Guatemala

The photographer’s caption tells me the image comes from a place where Food for the Hungry works called “Rio Azul,” or “Blue River,” in Guatemala’s Ixil Triangle region.  But I see a story far beyond a young child poised to draw something. The green in little boy’s sweater mirrors the thick vegetation I remember from […]

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Washing Dishes Saves Children’s Lives

Washing dishes may seem like a common enough practice, but did you know that not everyone in the world knows it’s necessary to wash their tableware? And if you – like me – don’t like washing dishes, this may sound like a pretty good idea. But let’s think about that for a minute. A regular […]

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just a little lyrical inspiration

Sitting down at my desk in the morning, I set up my playlist. Always a new tune or two to keep things lively. My co-workers frequently give me a scare when then tap me on the shoulder after realizing they’ve been conversing with themselves for several minutes. Headphones on high, I tune into the days […]

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