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Child sponsorship: Teen pursues higher education

In Bogra City, a bustling metropolis in Bangladesh, most of the population practices Islam. Segmented in the larger population, smaller communities are set apart and house the lowest caste of the Hindu population, called “untouchables.” One such community is called Horijon. In this walled community of narrow, dirty walkways – a boy name Chad is […]

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Children: Give them freedom from poverty

America is celebrating the Fourth of July to remember the gift of freedom. I find myself thinking of ways to celebrate the freedoms I enjoy. And not just freedoms of speech or religion, but a life of without the oppression of poverty. A great way to celebrate our freedom is to teach our children about […]

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Breaking the cycle of poverty

I live in Phoenix. This time of the year, temperatures reach 110 degrees and above. It feels like an oppressive heat that won’t let up. So, this past weekend, I jumped in my car and took a drive out of town. Within two hours, I was in the mountains, feeling cool temperatures and breaking the […]

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Grieving the seamstresses we never knew

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 […]

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Bangladeshi hospitality: How do you compare?

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.   […]

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She couldn’t hear her mother’s voice

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.

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Liliwen and friends

How sponsorship saved a family in the wake of disaster

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.

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Bangladesh: Girls reaching their God-given potential

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 […]

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Heidi poses for a photo Rahki and her sister Lota.

Two buzzwords you should think about this month

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 […]

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Follow the Twitter Hashtag #fhbloggers and Chat With the Bloggers LIVE in Bangladesh

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 […]

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