Earlier this week, the Her.meneutics blog at Christianity Today invited me to write about shopping. The conversation came out of a terrible tragedy that occurred last week in Bangladesh. An eight-story garment factory building crumbled, killing at least 300 workers and injuring over 1,000 more. On Wednesday afternoon, my friend Eileen called to tell me [...]
Bangladesh made an impression on me – and it’s been a year since I visited the country. But I still remember the taste of Bangladeshi tea served in a delicate cups and saucers every day around mid-afternoon. The elegance of women’s clothing, creating beauty in places that might otherwise be thought of as dismal. [...]
She was a frail, young woman who was 22 when I met her. I can’t imagine how her small frame could possibly have given birth at the age of 12. Her story changed me for life.
If you were a female living in Bangladesh, you would face a multitude of troubles such as vulnerability and discrimination. If you happened to also be of a low caste, an ethnic minority and a poor family, your challenges would severely increase. And when a cyclone wreaked havoc on your community, destroying the few resources you had — you would be devastated. Find out how Food for the Hungry brought hope in these circumstances.
As I wake from jet lag at 3 a.m., the girls in the Wari slum of Dhaka are just getting out of school. I can’t help but wonder what else I can do to help them finish their education and grow up to become thriving young women. So, how can we help girls half way [...]
Empowered women. These buzzwords have saturated the office and web lately here at Food for the Hungry (FH). Why’s that? Well, FH is gearing up for the upcoming International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. We’re doing so by hosting an International Women’s Day 5k Walk on March 10. Posters have been printed and emails have [...]
As you may already know, FH is hosting our 2nd annual blog trip with some of some of our favorite bloggers and the incredibly talented humanitarian photographer Esther Havens. (Learn more about this trip here: fhbloggers.org/bangladesh) Not only will they be writing in real-time before, during, and after the trip, but they’ll also be hosting [...]
FOLLOW THE #fhbloggers TRIP TO BANGLADESH JANUARY 24 – 31 We are excited to announce our 2nd annual FH Bloggers trip, and this year the bloggers are traveling to Bangladesh. This is a vision trip, much like last July’s Ethiopia blog trip (learn more). We are excited to take some of our favorite bloggers and [...]
I’ve learned two new sayings this week. They are: “The world is a handkerchief” (from Bolivia) and “A mosquito can’t bite you unless it gets close to your skin” (from Ghana). Where does this new knowledge come from? I am sure you are wondering where you can find such gems! (wink) Well…first let me tell [...]
Christmas music is a huge part of my holiday experience. I have been singing in choirs since I was eight years old. I don’t have a solo voice, but I can hold my own in a chorus. Last night, I joined about fifty others and a small orchestra to perform the beloved holiday classic, Handel’s Messiah. Being surrounded [...]
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