Five ways to stop HIV/AIDS

It is the pandemic of the century, but it is not unbeatable. FH fights HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda and Haiti. In the last five years, FH staff have reached more than 1.5 million youth and adults with messages of prevention, and they have provided care for more than 5,000 orphans and vulnerable […]

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How to collect *clean* water in a desert on top of a rock

Question: How do you provide a steady supply of clean water to about 1,500 people in this type of environment…. Annual rainfall is about 12-18 inches Sits atop bedrock, making a traditional borehole-style well impossible Nearest possible borehole location is about 47 miles away During the dry season, there may be 6 months without a drop […]

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Mom Keeps Family Healthy During Cholera Outbreak

In October 2010, a cholera epidemic spread through Haiti killing 3,300 and infecting more than 30,000 people. The island’s capital of Port-au-Prince, devastated by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake 10 months earlier, still lay in ruins with broken sewage lines, water pipes, buildings and roads. Having no prior exposure to cholera, Haitians feared the disease.  People […]

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Current facts about South Sudan on this historical day

Today — January 9, 2011 — is a historical day for South Sudan because it may lead to the independence of the South from the North, following Africa’s longest civil war. South Sudanese adults around the world will proudly cast their votes between today and January 15 in this referendum which resulted from a comprehensive […]

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In rural Sudan, education is about more than education

A few days ago, I interviewed my friend Sam Ruot who came to Phoenix as a refugee from South Sudan in 2001. I wanted to learn about education in his home country, and I learned that addressing education in many of the places FH works means addressing other critical issues at the same time. Sam […]

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Meeting needs with mushrooms

Hey, all you trendy urban gardeners! Do you know how easy it is to grow mushrooms? Maybe you do. At the New Life Center in Northern Uganda, they grow mushrooms with just a bag of dirt and manure, some string, a bit of water, and a dark room. Mushroom growing is on the schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every […]

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Christmas: Something New This Year

Christmas was a little different this year.  Under the Christmas tree, instead of presents wrapped in silver paper topped with bows, there were ducks.  To be a bit more accurate, pictures of ducks.   This Christmas my mom decided to buy a duck in honor of each of my cousins and aunts and uncles from […]

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What "stigma" really means to one Haitian family

As mentioned in the last blog post, much of the progress made by Food for the Hungry and other NGOsin Haiti was greatly hindered by the massive January 2010 earthquake. Still, right now, dedicated Haitians and people from other countries devote themselves to stopping AIDS in Haiti through education, prevention, and care for those already infected. In […]

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What “stigma” really means to one Haitian family

As mentioned in the last blog post, much of the progress made by Food for the Hungry and other NGOs in Haiti was greatly hindered by the massive January 2010 earthquake. Still, right now, dedicated Haitians and people from other countries devote themselves to stopping AIDS in Haiti through education, prevention, and care for those already infected. In […]

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One last look at 2010

Here’s just a quick snapshot for all you numbers people…. God showed his might in many ways in 2010, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store next. Happy New Year! Visit Poverty 180 to join this work in one of four areas: Education, Water, HIV/AIDS, Gender-based injustice.

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