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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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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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