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Celebrate World Water Day with us!

Sing to the LORD, for he has done wonderful things. Make known his praise around the world. Isaiah 12:5 It's fitting that we should celebrate World Water Day in the same month as we celebrate reaching a related Millennium Development Goal three years early. The goal, set in September 2000, was to cut in half […]

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Men lead the charge to protect women and girls from violence

When talking about gender-based injustice, it's easy to start forming the idea that one gender is good, and the other is bad. But our world is more complex than that, and we have to be careful not to get too dogmatic. In fact, in some instances where girls are systematically abused, it's often the mothers […]

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Committed caregiver makes all the difference for woman suffering from AIDS

In rural parts of Africa, it can be a struggle for HIV-positive people to access antiretroviral (ARV) therapy — drugs that extend and improve the quality of life. To those who can get the drugs, however, a possibly even bigger hurdle is to take them on a perfect schedule. If not adhered to correctly, the […]

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Guest blog — Rock band visits Africa and builds clean-water wells

The Christian rock back Willet has been a treasured partner of FH for many years, helping find sponsors for hundreds of children in need and raising enough money to build 15 clean-water wells in the country of Mozambique. The four band members speak passionately about God's heart for the poor and our response as His followers. Here, drummer Tyler […]

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Lies that spread HIV in Mozambique

Ever since the Garden of Eden, the devil has used lies to destroy people and separate us from God. Sometimes, he can be very sneaky and hard to detect, but other times, it's easy to see his work. In many places in Mozambique, the devil's lies trap generation after generation of families in extreme poverty. […]

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Four ways poverty increases a girl's risk of sexual abuse

If most victims of sexual abuse are girls or women, and if people living in poverty are more susceptible to sexual abuse (source), then girls living in poverty are extremely vulnerable. canexback In many rural villages in Mozambique, where physical and spiritual poverty often blankets families with disease, fear of ancestral spirits, and a lethargic […]

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How the Bible brought clean water to Mozambique

The more you study community development, the more you realize that solutions to problems usually can be found within the community. You can”t SEE them, but they”re there. What I”m talking about are ideas … values … principles. Even beyond cement and supplies to construct clean-water wells, schools or other infrastructure, the most important thing FH gives to families locked […]

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One teacher for every 114 students … that needs to change.

It's no wonder only 46 percent of Burundian students complete school when you consider that, in some areas, the ratio of teachers to students is 1 to 114. HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM Public school is free in Burundi, but thanks to 10 years of an incredibly terrible civil war, there just aren't many schools in existence. So children […]

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HIV education not only saves lives — it strengthens marriages

When FH teaches married couples about marital faithfulness as a way to protect oneself from HIV, other wonderful results often pop up. Here is testimony from a man in Mozambique who, along with his wife, participated in FH's prevention programs which include lessons on non-verbal communication, conflict resolution and child rearing.  From left: Antonio and […]

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Working with all sectors of society to protect women and girls

On a global scale, one in every three women will experience some form of gender-based violence in her lifetime. In Burundi — consistently listed as among the world's top five poorest countries — it's safe to say that that ratio is much higher. HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM/ Registered cases of violence against women in the places FH works have reached […]

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