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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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In rural Sudan, education is about more than education

A few days ago, I interviewed my friend Sam Ruot who came to Phoenix as a refugee from South Sudan in 2001. I wanted to learn about education in his home country, and I learned that addressing education in many of the places FH works means addressing other critical issues at the same time. Sam […]

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Meeting needs with mushrooms

Hey, all you trendy urban gardeners! Do you know how easy it is to grow mushrooms? Maybe you do. At the New Life Center in Northern Uganda, they grow mushrooms with just a bag of dirt and manure, some string, a bit of water, and a dark room. Mushroom growing is on the schedule for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Every […]

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Schedule of activities for child mothers

At the New Life Center in Kitgum, Northern Uganda, young victims of gender-based injustice stay for eight weeks and participate in an intentional program designed to help heal the whole person. This schedule shows the various activities designed to meet one’s physical, spiritual, emotional, social and educational needs. (Luo, as you’ll see on the schedule, is a language […]

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New lives for child mothers

Since beginning at FH a little over four years ago, I’ve had the incredible privilege of visiting many of the fields in which we work. Some have left a deeper impression on me than others, and the New Life Center in Northern Uganda is definitely one of those places. Let me tell you why. At […]

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New Lives for Child Mothers

Since beginning at FH a little over four years ago, I’ve had the incredible privilege of visiting many of the fields in which we work. Some have left a deeper impression on me than others, and the New Life Center in Northern Uganda is definitely one of those places. Let me tell you why. At […]

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