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Ebola: A Worldwide Matter of Concern

A cursory view of TV shows and newspapers in America will alert you to the fact that Ebola has become wall-to-wall news, as it’s begun to impact people worldwide. The U.S. experienced its first Ebola victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, who died in Dallas earlier this month. Health care workers who’ve been infected from interactions with Mr. […]

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Hunger Hurts: The Crisis in South Sudan

After decades of fighting, despair and loss, the people of South Sudan were filled with hope as the nation gained its independence nearly three years ago, following decades of war in which 2 million people died and 4 million were forced to flee. Their dreams of prosperity vanished as fighting resumed last year. Thousands must […]

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One School Can Make a Difference

In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well. The Lakartinya School is making a huge impact in children’s lives. Here are some ways children are being supported. Giving Girls a Chance Many times, boys are […]

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3 Lessons to Keep Children Growing

In Butezi, Burundi, there is a woman named Leonie who–no matter what she did–her children wouldn’t gain weight. They kept getting sick in a vicious cycle of illness. When Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in her community, she learned three practices that changed her family’s life and broke the cycle of sickness.   […]

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He Got Stopped from Being Trafficked

Abera Anulo, 35, told me how he almost was trafficked to another country, so he could find work to provide for his six children. When I visited his village in the Angecha district in southern Ethiopia last June 2014, life had changed drastically. Here he tells his story. Because of my farmland’s low productivity, I […]

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Brantly, Writebol, Ebola and the Critics

I must live in a bubble. When I heard that Samaritan’s Purse’s Dr. Kent Brantly and SIM nurse Nancy Writebol had both contracted the Ebola virus while serving in Liberia, I was awed by their self-sacrifice.  There are not many willing to serve God overseas. Fewer still are willing to accept the modest remuneration that […]

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Obama’s Call to Support African Business

President Barack Obama spoke to 50 African leaders at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington D.C. this week (Aug. 4-6), to promote Africa’s economic growth in business and foreign investment. President Obama rallied support for Africa’s upcoming generation in creating business opportunities. This is something Food for the Hungry (FH) has done for the last […]

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Building Canals in Ethiopia

  A canal cut through the barren hills of Achete Wonz village in Ethiopia, to funnel water from a nearby river to the farm of Yaregal Eshetu. Unfortunately, the canal had cracks. The amount of water getting to Yaregal’s field was minimal, so he could only plant half his land with chickpeas and maize. At […]

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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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