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FH and Uganda Goats Help Grandparents Cope with HIV/AIDS Aftermath

Have you given much thought to the victims of HIV/AIDS lately?  Not the ones who have succumbed because of it, but the ones who are left behind when their parents fall victim to this dreaded killer. Lawrence Okello of Tikoling, Uganda, has thought about those victims a lot. One of his daughters died of HIV/AIDS, […]

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FH Will Not Forget the Forgotten

What comes to mind when you think of the needs that FH addresses? Hunger? Sickness? Poverty? Sanitation? Education? Perhaps all of them. But there is a cultural subset of individuals that we seldom think of, who need outreach assistance. To the world at large, they are forgotten. But Food for the Hungry (FH) will not […]

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Make a Difference…One Bible at a Time

What is your favorite Bible verse? For many people it is Romans 8: 28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” There are many others that may have personal meaning to you. Perhaps, even the same one […]

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The Cascade Model of Training in the DRC

It has often been said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, train a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime!” The keyword, of course, is “train.” Understanding this concept, Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working diligently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to […]

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Cool, Clear Water

Most people in developed countries live with the miracle of immediate access to cool, clear, potable water. It is available on-demand, all day every day and all night every night. It is as close as the nearest faucet. For most of us that distance is measure in a matter of a few feet. We have […]

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What a Difference a Cow Makes in Burundi

  Faced with ethnic discrimination and unrest, displaced millions and stalled agricultural and economic development for over two decades, Burundi is considered one of Africa’s poorest nations. Yet its resilient and joyful people are working hard to rebuild a peaceful nation through sustainable means with the help of Food for the Hungry (FH). Agricultural and […]

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The Devastation of Fire in Ethiopia

If you have ever experienced the devastation of fire, you will be able to relate to the families who lost all their earthly possessions in the fires that swept through the Kersa Dako Kebele[1] on February 26, 2014. Dealing with the consequences of fire requires a special sensitivity between responders and victims. Devising appropriate solutions […]

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Cutting Down On Deforestation in Ethiopia

Deforestation is a global reality that significantly contributes to climate change. Who knows this better than Ethiopians, who have suffered through severe drought in recent decades? They have endured years of displacement and starvation. Those in rural areas often suffer the most. And yet, despite this reality, thoughtful women like Workinesh Bayisa, continue to cut […]

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How a Chicken Can Change a Life in the Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), some children are so hungry they have trouble concentrating on their lessons in school. Oftentimes, they may go for days without food. Although the children are eager to learn, the pain that accompanies malnutrition makes it difficult to concentrate. Breakfast, which we take for granted, is not even […]

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It’s Not Easy Being Cynthia in Rwanda

Cynthia will be 9 years old this year. This, and the preceding years, are the ones where a child’s life is about innocent play, enjoying family and early education. But that is not necessarily true for children like Cynthia who are growing up in Rwanda. Cynthia was fortunate to be born after the genocide in […]

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