Helping Flood Survivors in Philippines

  With rains continuing in the Philippines, and another possible storm coming on Thursday, August 16, Food for the Hungry staff continue to help flood survivors. From August 6 – 10, FH helped to set up a soup kitchen serving 300 people. Other relief efforts included a medical outreach, partnering with the Lifeline Foundation at San Roque […]

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statistics can be alarming

Do you feel crushed under the weight of that statement? Statistics can be alarming. But much like the alarm that wakes you up in the morning – it might make you move initially – but you won’t think about it until you hear it again tomorrow. And for a moment we might drop our jaws […]

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Thankfulness

Over the past few weeks, I have noticed something about myself. I am quick to grumble and slow to be thankful. Ironically, I have noticed this through my 3-year-old son who recently started saying “grrrr” when he gets frustrated. Because he isn’t around too many other people, I realized that he must have gotten this […]

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Child Marriage: Savings Groups Bring Hope for Change

Preventing child marriage is not just a “good idea” from the West, but rather it supports the desires of women living in extreme poverty who want to see change in their communities.

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Philippine flood: Update from the field

  Three days of monsoon rains caused flooding in nine provinces in the Philippines. The flooding forced approximately 250,000 people from their homes. Many of Food for the Hungry’s communities located near fast-moving, overflowing rivers have evacuated. Several FH staff have experienced flooding in their homes, like FH/Philippines Country Director Debbie Toribio.       […]

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Girls with curiosity

I loved seeing the video clip of the NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrating the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars the other day.  What a milestone! I’m a child of the Apollo era, when we stayed up late to watch moon walks or heard about the mission’s progress over the school […]

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FH helps families and communities send children to school

Education is Key to Overcoming World Poverty

When I sent my daughter off to school each day, I knew how important it was for her to get good grades to get into a university. I was certain that a university degree would improve her and her future children’s lives. I never considered the role of education in world poverty. The point was […]

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Young girl holding paper airplane in Ameya, Nicaragua.

On my desk…Helpless…but praying

Reflecting on my first trip to the field You may have noticed that my title did not say ‘On my desk this week.’ As I’m writing posts about what I’m working on each week, I realized there are so many things I’ve worked on in the past that did not get the opportunity to be […]

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Faith Summit on AIDS Receives Accolades

Yesterday was an exciting day here in Washington DC. As the AIDS2012 mega-conference with its 20,000 participants continued in the city, I spoke at a side Summit on the role of the Christian faith in the fight against AIDS. I was thrilled to be on a panel with Rick Warren from Saddleback Church, Raj Shah, […]

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Distributing hygiene kits in school

Five Arteries Deliver Improved Health in Developing Countries

As reported in the respected medical journal, The Lancet, 57% of deaths among children under age 5 could be averted through changes in household behaviors. Changing household behaviors is what Food for the Hungry (FH) works toward in our health programs. One tool is Care Groups. Weekly lessons teach members ways to improve all aspects […]

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