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You Can Help Girls Like the Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

U.S. law enforcement and military advisors arrived in Nigeria on Friday, May 11. Their mission: Help to find and rescue more than 200 Nigerian girls who the Islamist terror group Boko Haram (meaning “Western Education is Forbidden”) had herded from their beds at a boarding school in April. The group’s leader, Abubaka Shekau, said in […]

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Mothers Ending Poverty

Mothers are key players in ending poverty. All over the world, Food for the Hungry (FH) is investing in mothers by educating them in health, agriculture, small business management, finances and more. One exceptional way women are partnering with FH to reduce child mortality is by serving as mother leaders in care groups. FH trains […]

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The Healthy Truth

False beliefs can hinder us from making good decisions—and sometimes even from making choices that save a life. That was the case for a mother named Kyambi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She believed in an untrue explanation about vaccinations that almost caused her daughter to die. Living in Mwingiji village in […]

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In the Power of Christ

Greetings from Ethiopia. Imagine that you woke up this morning and Jesus was sitting on the edge of your bed. His presence fills the room with deep peace and awesome power. You feel Him touch your shoulder and hear Him say your first name. And then He simply invites you to follow Him with the […]

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The Organic Farming Network

As many celebrate taking care of God’s creation on Earth Day, marked on April 22, Food for the Hungry (FH) is contributing to teaching others to be good stewards of our environment. FH has introduced organic farming practices to Burundian farmers for providing more food to help reduce the two-thirds of the population living below […]

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Imprisoned for His Faith…Meet FH Staff Kebede

Our church team returned home from a joy-filled trip to Ethiopia, where we met with orphans and single parents with HIV/AIDS. We also spent time with the local social workers employed by Food for the Hungry (FH), who regularly look after them. Travel in a foreign country – especially in rural Africa – presents Americans […]

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Sagebrush Church: Reaching Children

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.  – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (ESV) Recently, my colleague Heidi Heinrich and I went to Albuquerque, N.M. We spent some time with the amazing staff of Sagebrush Community Church, one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partner churches. […]

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Recipe for Saving a Life

Information is all around us for improving life. Bombarding us on the radio, television and computer—we are constantly being educated. While this steady stream of latest studies might seem like a nuisance at times, it’s a luxury that many people living in poverty go without. For instance, the health information shared with us on a […]

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Child Malnutrition Impacts a Nation’s GDP

Carolyn Wetzel Chen, Chief Grants Officer at Food for the Hungry (FH), told a congressional subcommittee in March that, “The period of time from a start of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday lays the foundation for a child’s lifelong health, cognitive development and future potential.” She went on to say that under […]

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Rwanda: Country of Hope

In my six years with Food for the Hungry (FH), I have traveled to 15-plus countries. Each country has threads of similarities, but ultimately, each makes its own unique fabric. Rwanda was by far one of the most surprising countries I have visited. On my first visit to Kigali, Rwanda, I was there on study […]

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