WORLD AIDS DAY–More people than ever are living with HIV. Why is this GOOD news??

Today is World AIDS Day — a day when the global community takes a hard look at the AIDS pandemic and our progress in defeating it. The United Nations said 2011 was a “game changing year” for the AIDS response (source). HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM/ The good news is that fewer people are dying from HIV than ever before, meaning […]

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This week, in a special event in Kenya, dozens of men are taking a big step to protect themselves from HIV.

Today through Thursday — which just so happens to be World AIDS Day — FH staff in Kenya are carrying out a massive campaign to medically circumcise more than 150 men in one of the world's most HIV-endemic places. Once men learn that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) can help protect them from HIV, many willingly line […]

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Are you full?

When was the last time you said “I’m full!” after a meal?  On Thanksgiving Day?  After lunch on Sunday?  What about after breakfast this morning? It can be easy to equate feeling “full” with eating too much; making the statement “I’m full” more of a sign of distress than satisfaction.  However, there are many children […]

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Moving past handouts and into relationships

In some places FH works, aid organizations have been coming and going for years. Naturally, families and community leaders can get used to helpful hand-outs and short-term fixes, but FH's strategy is different. It revolves around deep relationships which take time to build and don't involve a lot of monetary gifts. FH walks with communities in […]

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BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! Defend women suffering from injustice – only $9/month

Today, just having given thanks for all that we have, American women will descend in herds upon mega malls, strip malls and outlet malls. (Let's be honest: it's not the finest example of our society's values.) CANEXBACK.COM At the same time, the world will turn its face to the ⅓ of the world's women who […]

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What happens AFTER a clean-water well is dug?

Everyone gets excited about the digging of a brand-new well … the anticipation, the hard work, and the joyous celebration upon seeing clean, drinkable water spew from the ground! But what happens after that? Who’s in charge of the water — whose water is it? Just as we pay companies for our water use here in […]

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FH staff rescue boy on the brink of suicide

This is John. When he was little and just learning to talk, he lost both his mom and dad to AIDS. He’s been on his own for a long time. John comes from a Christian background, is 11 and also is HIV-positive. One day, John learned about doctors coming to his village of Loiyangalani to do […]

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When is “it’s just cultural” not an excuse for allowing injustice?

While helping a community emerge from extreme poverty, FH always strives to preserve that community’s unique culture and traditions. There are times, however, when traditions probably should change. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a tradition practiced mainly in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It is widely condemned as a violation of human rights along […]

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VIDEO: A story of love, service and our hope in Christ

I love true stories, and I love stories that give a glimpse into God’s kingdom to come. If you read our last Poverty 180: Education post, you were introduced to Elim Christian Services — a group of disabled adults who not only assemble school kits for children born into extreme poverty; through a partnership with FH, […]

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How a toilet can display the love of Christ

In the last Poverty 180: Water post, we saw the strong link between good hygiene, clean water and physical health. In discussions about clean water, improved sanitation is a major player. The World Health organizationdiscusses the two together and says that while safe drinking water is becoming more accessible worldwide, we still have a long way to […]

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