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Creating Sustainable Change

How do you create sustainable change? You empower leaders to envision and lead plans for  their community. Food for the Hungry (FH) works with community members to coach and train them to be leaders—we call it capacity building. Each year in Cambodia, FH staff and community leaders identify one or two priorities for the community. […]

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A Break From Destruction

What if this is where you lived? As a child, you wouldn’t be able to find a safe place to play. Schools have been flattened, there would be nowhere to learn. The destruction around you would be a constant reminder of all that you lost. In the Philippines, recovery is slow from Typhoon Haiyan as […]

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Finding Answers After Disasters

What do you say to a child who asks you why her mom died or why disasters happen? A woman named Remedios living in the Philippines didn’t know what to say to 4-year-old Isabella. Remedios, 51, had been Isabella’s nanny for only eight months when Typhoon Haiyan hit their home in Magallanes. At 8 a.m., […]

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Sugarcane Blossoms in Bangladesh

I recently traveled to Food for the Hungry’s Habashpur project in mid-western Bangladesh. It was there I met one of our beneficiaries, Hashi Begum. She shared her story about how her father was a poor farmer. How it was difficult for him to provide for his children. Hashi studied and graduated from eighth grade in […]

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On the Frontlines Against Poverty: Meet Um Phor

When you join Food for the Hungry (FH) to end all forms of poverty, know that you are walking alongside an army of field staff who not only know their stuff but are impassioned by the transforming love of God. They are on the frontlines of the fight against poverty. They’re the ones who visit […]

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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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God in the Field

Love manifests in such mysterious ways. Many times, the way God works is difficult to comprehend, hard to grasp. This is exemplified in the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11: 3-4: So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.” But when Jesus […]

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Tasty, Money-Making Crickets

In many Asian cultures, especially Thailand and Cambodia, crickets are a tasty snack to be munched on with a cold drink. Cooked with a little soy sauce, these little crunchy, bite-sized bugs provide protein, calcium, fats and other rich minerals. And they are easy to raise—especially in small spaces—making them the ideal income-generating project for […]

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A Little Savings, Saves Many

Did you ever think that an individual’s effort to save as little as 15 cents per week could revolutionize a community? That’s what’s happening in Bangladesh, through the Kornofuli  savings group that Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsors. According to the World Bank, 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have a bank account. As a […]

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You’re Doing Mission Work

When I became a follower of Jesus, I learned God’s truth at the feet of many American missionaries. I am deeply indebted to their sacrifice and generosity. However, as a youth, I was skeptical of mission work. I couldn’t understand why complete strangers would do good things for me and my family – sometimes even […]

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