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A Growing Recovery

Burundi women celebrate after training for better farming practices. Hundreds of thousands of displaced Burundians are returning home after a 12-year civil war. Farm land is now scarce in Burundi. More than 90 percent of Burundians are dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods. Now, many live without the food they need to survive. The United […]

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270 Gallons of Water for a Cause

It’s Saturday morning and college students (yes, college students) are awake and carrying water for a cause.  Andrew Friedlund, a student at Albright College in Pennsylvania, hosted the second annual “Walk for Water” to raise funds for a new water well in Uganda. Participants carried jugs full of water for at least a mile.  To […]

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Becoming a wife and a mother, while still a child – Part 2 (Child Brides)

“Early marriage in Mozambique is a form of sexual abuse,” says Halkeno Terfasa, FH program manager in Mozambique. Halkeno has worked with FH for more than five years. “I am saying this because, on marrying, a girl is expected to surrender her childhood and assume the role of a woman. This includes engaging in sexual relations […]

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Carrying Water for a Cause

This article was written and published by the Reading Eagle.  To view the article in its original format visit: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=306481   Participants in Albright walk carry water for a cause From left, Nicholas Yankowsky, Wyomissing, an Albright sophomore; Diana Weidner and her husband, Steve, Topton, carry water Saturday at Albright College to raise money and awareness […]

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What’s in a name? From Atonyawelo to Emmanuel

Once upon a time, there was a tiny girl whose name meant “child I shouldn’t have borne” — “Atonyawelo,” in the Lwo language of Northern Uganda. She was the product of rape endured by her 15-year-old mother, Betty. Betty was simply a pawn in a war … kidnapped by rebel soldiers and forced to kill […]

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The moment I learned I’m just a big wimp

March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 focuses on women in relation to clean water, education, HIV/AIDS and gender-based injustice. It’s a girl’s job: The back-bending task of collecting water In the two-thirds world, collecting water is a job […]

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It’s not easy being abstinent…my friends sometimes make fun of me…but I know I’m doing the right thing.

In this post: Prevention as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS. A new story from our amazing FH staff in Mozambique. Esmeralda is a young lady of 19 years. She participated in our HIV/AIDS programs in 2007 and voluntarily signed a pledge to be abstinent until marriage. Today, three years after signing her pledge, Esmeralda is very excited […]

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Step into the classroom with victims of gender-based injustice

At the New Life Center, female victims of injustice receive holistic, Christ-centered care. This includes basic education, which takes place in these classrooms at the New Life Center compound in Northern Uganda. Pauline (seated in the white chair) teaches at the Center and has worked with FH for several years. Many of her students never have been […]

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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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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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