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Orphan Gets New Start

Eric is a 7-year-old boy living in Meru, Kenya. He is one of thousands of orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. His grandmother, Janet, stepped up to take care of Eric to prevent him from ending up in an overcrowded orphanage. But Janet, 66, lived in extreme poverty in a tiny home made of sticks […]

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Love’s Law

In late 2006, I came back from two years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) totally convinced that the rule of law is one of the greatest gifts any nation can have. Congo is a “failed state” and, not being ruled by law, it is ruled by chaos. Millions have died since the […]

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Go Team Ethiopia for Creating Energy!

Ethiopia has a potential of producing more than 43,000 megawatts (MW) electricity from hydropower, wind, solar and thermal energies. This electricity can supply power to more than two-thirds of Africa, half of the Middle East and southern European countries. On the other hand, more than 90 percent of the Ethiopian population is dependent on firewood […]

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Words from a Mother

In Burundi, 39 percent of children under age 5 are underweight and there is a high mortality rate for these little ones. Many times, the causes of malnutrition are preventable. A Burundian woman named Noella who lives in Kinyinya, found out just in time how to keep her little girl healthy through Food for the […]

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Air Dropping Food in South Sudan

A year ago, Food for the Hungry (FH) had offices in South Sudan. We were excited to help this new country establish communities and rebuild. With seven South Sudan offices in Malakal, Bor, Old Fangak, Waat, Lankein and Ulang—we were ready to work. Today, the Malakal office is burned down and the others are looted. […]

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Fifth Birthday and Beyond…

This year, 6 million fewer children will die before their fifth birthday than 25 years ago. U.S. foreign assistance has played a leading role in achieving these results, dramatically improving children’s health and survival worldwide. Food for the Hungry (FH) is proud to work alongside USAID in its effort to end preventable child and maternal […]

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Filming in the DRC

I like movies. I admire the screenwriters’ creativity and how they are able to imagine things and bring them to life, for people to enjoy. Most movies that do well are built on a running tension between good guys (protagonists) and the bad guys (antagonists). Often the good guys are in pursuit of the bad […]

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4 Million Face Famine in South Sudan

Three years ago, the streets of South Sudan’s capital Juba were filled with revelry as residents and international dignitaries celebrated the new nation’s independence from Sudan, thus ending decades of bloody war. However, high hopes for peace and prosperity were short-lived. In December 2013, fighting between government troops and rebel forces erupted. Within weeks, the […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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Being Wired Into Community

It’s easy to focus on the many challenges and frustrations of trying to do technical work and support in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) communities in Uganda. Your typical day can be interrupted anytime when the power goes off or when your Internet service cuts out. You’re fortunate if your office has a good-working generator […]

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