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Land to Grow On

Ev Lay, 38, is a farmer living with her husband, Som Keo and her four children in Tropeang Run village in Cambodia. Her time in this village started off very hard. Before moving to Tropeang Run village, Ev Lay and her husband would leave her children home to care for each other (including an infant) […]

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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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FH Draft Picks: Top 5 for Fighting Poverty

I am admittedly a huge fan of the National Football League (NFL). The New England Patriots are like family members to me. But strangely enough, the most exciting time of year for me as a football fan is not during the season … it’s now! On May 8, the NFL draft will captivate the imaginations […]

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Peru Recipe: Olluco with Charqui

Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the Huancavelica communities in Peru where Olluco with Charqui (dried meat) is a traditional food. Olluco, also known as Ullucus, is a cross between a jicama and potato. Despite containing highly nutritious ingredients such as olluco, jerky and rice, Mrs. Rosa, who is a volunteer mother in Cachi […]

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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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Bucket of Leeks: Gardening to End Poverty

After Cambodia’s civil war in 1987, many families in the Anlong Veng area were unable to pursue gardening and bought vegetables imported from Thailand. They spent their little money on vegetables—and on medical care. The vegetables were sprayed with a toxic chemical fertilizer that caused families to be sick. Chhit Pok’s family faced the same […]

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Beyond the T-shirt for a Congolese Mom

When Freddy Kitwa, my colleague from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), sent me a story this week – he included one of those small details about a young mom that made the story spring to life. Freddy detailed the story of Mande, a 32-year-old mother of three children (Jean, age 11; Kisimba, age seven; and […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! As we start 2014, here are some highlights from 2013 to celebrate Food for the Hungry’s (FH) work around the world. Orphans In child-headed households, where both parents have passed away because of the disease, the older child becomes the caretaker. We help children, like Lydia, by connecting her with community members, […]

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Need a Coffee?

  After the holidays, it’s not unusual to take a dip in energy and need a nice cup of coffee to get you going. Coffee is a drink that people on the other side of the world appreciate as much as Americans. In Ethiopia … in the community of Sasiga, coffee is said to be […]

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