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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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Something Old, Something New in FH Projects

No, we aren’t talking about what a bride should wear to her wedding! Rather, we are talking about 2014 melting into 2015, and the role Food for the Hungry (FH) finds itself playing during that transition. There are a number of FH projects – sponsored programs that will come to an end on December 31. Programs that dedicated […]

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How Savings Groups Are Creating Hope in the D.R Congo

What the average person knows about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is that it is somewhere in central Africa. It might be a stretch to include the word “central,” so let’s take a moment to gain just a bit more understanding. At one-quarter the size of the U.S., the DRC is the eleventh largest country in […]

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A Renewed Life: Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, AIDS

Take a moment to think about a young child experiencing the horror of his father or mother dying right before his eyes with the dreadful disease of AIDS. Even worse, he knows that he has tested positive for HIV that, in time and without proper treatment, could also take his life. It’s hard to imagine […]

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The Everyday Miracle of Clean Water

In the United States we experience a miracle every time we open a water faucet. We get clean water that is safe to drink. We don’t need to leave our homes to get it. It is treated and delivered directly to us, and it is available on demand. We drink it. We bathe and shower […]

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Aiding Antoinette . . . and 500 Others

Umutoniwase Antoinette is 57 years old. She was 37 when tragedy struck on an almost unimaginable scale. Many people recall little about their own lives in 1994, let alone things that happened half the world away in a country whose name is hard to spell. Antoinette remembers. She was there when 800,000 people from the […]

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Deworming: A Best Buy for Health, Education and Development

Have you ever had stomach pain so severe that you felt sick all of the time and could not concentrate? If you ask children why they are not in school, you will get a variety of answers. Some answers might even be very funny. But very few would tell you intestinal worms are the cause […]

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Kenya Defecation Free Zone: Building Latrines to Save Lives

When you live in a society in which personal hygiene and public sanitation are inherent, it may be difficult to imagine the absence of Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas. In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, ODFs are revolutionary. In Kenya, FH is helping traditionally semi-nomadic tribes to learn to settle down and […]

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Waiting for the Lost Girls of Chibok

Where are they? Nearly seven months have passed since more than 200 Nigerian school girls were abducted. No one, other than their abductors, knows for sure where they are or when they will return. There is no mystery about their capture. Anyone who follows the news knows that they were abducted in the middle of […]

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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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