270 Gallons of Water for a Cause

It’s Saturday morning and college students (yes, college students) are awake and carrying water for a cause.  Andrew Friedlund, a student at Albright College in Pennsylvania, hosted the second annual “Walk for Water” to raise funds for a new water well in Uganda. Participants carried jugs full of water for at least a mile.  To […]

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VIDEO – Living in community is a weapon against HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Take a 5-minute journey to the north of Kenya — to a town called Marsabit where HIV feeds off people’s extreme poverty, their lack of knowledge about the disease, and a negative social stigma against those who have it. In the unique culture of Marsabit, community is a powerful force. FH harnesses the power of community and […]

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Becoming a wife and a mother, while still a child – Part 2 (Child Brides)

“Early marriage in Mozambique is a form of sexual abuse,” says Halkeno Terfasa, FH program manager in Mozambique. Halkeno has worked with FH for more than five years. “I am saying this because, on marrying, a girl is expected to surrender her childhood and assume the role of a woman. This includes engaging in sexual relations […]

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VIDEO – Working together to save children’s lives through clean water

Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children under age 5. Watch this video featuring Karen Neiswender, FH health program support specialist, to learn how a simple water filter can prevent diarrhea and save lives. Help yourself to the details of this water-filter study in Bolivia by reading our blog posts: Part 1 and Part 2.

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What’s better than building a classroom for kids who desperately need it?

What is better than going into a community, finding 130 elementary-school students crammed together under deteriorating roofs, and building them brand-new classrooms?  Answer: Walking alongside that community’s leaders and families, providing encouragement and strategic support as they build their own classrooms. FH helps communities in extreme poverty access the resources needed to lift themselves out of poverty for […]

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The Local Church Continues to Respond in Japan

This article was originally published on the Food for the Hungry Relief blog.  To see the post in its original format, please visit: http://fhrelief.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/the-local-church-continues-to-respond-in-japan/   An update from Director of Emergency Response Peter Howard, who was in Japan last week and met with our partner organization Friends with the Voiceless International (FVI). Today while traveling with […]

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Working together to save children’s lives through clean water – Part 2

In the last post, I introduced a recent study done in Bolivia to test the effectiveness of a water filter in combating diarrhea among young children. Usually nothing more than a mere inconvenience or a trip to the doctor for children in the U.S., diarrhea kills about 1.5 million children per year in places where clean water […]

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What do my Coke and M&M’S have to do with droughts in Kenya?

In an age when my bananas come from Ecuador and my soap was made in China, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that when I drink a Coke or savor some M&M’S, I’m consuming materials that could have originated in the vast deserts of Northern Kenya … a sticky substance that helps families survive even […]

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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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Working together to save children’s lives through clean water – Part 1

Partnership is a key to success in almost every area of life. You’ve probably heard it said, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Across the world, FH partners with other non-profit organizations, governments, churches, schools and local community groups to help meet physical and spiritual needs […]

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