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Three years of patiently "walking with leaders" changes a Cambodian community

FH's mission statement is “to walk with churches, leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.” In the forests of rural Cambodia, there is a small community called Toul Prasat. My husband and I visited there in 2010, which is why I'm so […]

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A solution so simple but so life-changing

FH works in the northern part of Cambodia which is a former stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. During the war and genocide of 1975-1979, social institutions and people who staffed them were intentionally wiped out. canexback Religious temples were destroyed, banks and money were burned, and 1-2 million businesspeople, school teachers and other educated Cambodians were […]

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Hope comes in the form of a 13-year-old boy

Many years ago, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy to encourage him in his leadership of other believers. “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers…” he said (1 Timothy 4:12). Today, a young man in the Philippines is setting an example for his peers […]

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Moving past handouts and into relationships

In some places FH works, aid organizations have been coming and going for years. Naturally, families and community leaders can get used to helpful hand-outs and short-term fixes, but FH's strategy is different. It revolves around deep relationships which take time to build and don't involve a lot of monetary gifts. FH walks with communities in […]

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Bullies couldn’t stop her from succeeding

This story comes from David Burton, international communications officer for FH/Bangladesh Ayesha is 14 years old and is part of the Boilor community in Trishal, near Mymensingh in northern Bangladesh. She is in grade 7. In its strategic programs, FH focuses on the whole family, helping families experience transformation and seeing them help themselves to […]

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Seven ways women and girls are especially vulnerable during emergencies

I always sort of had an idea that women and girls living in extreme poverty suffered a bit more than men from disasters like war, a flood, an earthquake or a drought — it just seems logical, if you think about it. But I had no idea how much more acutely they feel pain from […]

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The Local Church Continues to Respond in Japan

This article was originally published on the Food for the Hungry Relief blog.  To see the post in its original format, please visit: http://fhrelief.wordpress.com/2011/05/31/the-local-church-continues-to-respond-in-japan/   An update from Director of Emergency Response Peter Howard, who was in Japan last week and met with our partner organization Friends with the Voiceless International (FVI). Today while traveling with […]

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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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Japan suffers another blow

This article was originally published on the Mission Network News website on April 8th. Japan (MNN) – At 11:32 PM local time last night, a magnitude 7.4 quake struck Japan’s Miyagi Prefecture. It’s the same area already devastated by the March 11 quake and tsunami, and residents were immediately evacuated. A tsunami warning was issued and then […]

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FH Staff Report from Japan

This article was originally posted on the Food for the Hungry Emergency Relief Blog. Emergency Response Director Peter Howard and FH Canada’s International Program Director Miyuki Numata arrived earlier this week in Japan to work alongside our local partners in their response to the earthquake and tsunami.  They were able to reach affected communities in Sendai […]

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