Poiema … God’s Workmanship

The early church taught about two types of lives: the Perfect life and the Permitted life. The spiritual and the secular. The Perfect life allows for reflection in place of work (monks, priests, nuns, anyone who does nothing but sit around and think holy thoughts, etc). The Permitted life requires labor. These people (the laborers) […]

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Children learn to climb trees as part of a disaster risk reduction plan

The Five Ways to Survive a Disaster

For a flood-prone community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Bangladesh, palm trees are an important part of their Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan. The community makes sure every child can both swim and climb a palm tree. FH worked with that community to develop and implement a five-pronged DRR plan that includes prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and […]

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Goodbye to cookie cutters: Three reasons to be glad

Now that I’ve gotten your attention with something food-oriented… In my FH world, “cookie cutter” refers to community development where an outsider comes to a village with a certain pre-packaged technical solution to a problem.  Every village would receive the same stuff with the same design.  The village’s decision is whether to accept or reject […]

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how to stay grounded in a world of marketing influence

Without God as our foundation we can be easily manipulated by our environment and our culture. I find myself carrying around my android phone with iphone envy… a true victim of marketing manipulation. Don’t judge me – I know you’ve done it. Ever caught yourself purchasing something or doing something only to realize you never […]

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On my desk this week….It’s eNewsletter week!!

  I love eNewsletter weeks. And by that, I mean I love it when a new FH eNewsletter is published. As a multimedia writer for Food for the Hungry, the main part of my job is to……you guessed it – write. And although I write a variety of content, whether it’s marketing material, news releases, […]

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Kenyan Women's Parade to Celebrate Clinic Opening

Magic Johnson, HIV/AIDS and No Denial

The AIDS 2012 Conference will be taking place in Washington, D.C., from July 22-27. In anticipation of this gathering that will connect AIDS experts from around the world, PBS’ Frontline aired a program this week on the disease, specifically as it has affected African Americans. You may imagine that Magic Johnson and his famous admission […]

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hope.strength.resolve.

Today’s post is by Alece Ronzino, one of the FHBloggers, who is traveling in Ethiopia to see Food for the Hungry’s work first hand. Hope you enjoy!  Teresa is 13. We visited her today at her tiny, windowless home in the village of Adami Tulu, where she lives with her mom and younger sister. Her […]

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Cambodian Farmer and Daughter

What’s a Livelihood?

A livelihood is your way of earning enough to feed and provide for your family. It encompasses everything from your job to your healthcare, education and skills training. It also includes having the resources to pay for family events and unexpected expenses. At Food for the Hungry ( FH), we consider a vulnerable family’s livelihood sustainable […]

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Woman holding watering can

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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