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Different Cultures – Different Problems – Similar Solutions

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if when we were sick, we could go to one place, take one pill and have that one pill solve any sickness that we have? I don’t know if that will ever happen in the realm of healthcare, but there are cures for many of the issues of life that people […]

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A Farmer’s Sacrificial Gift

Remember the beautiful story of the widow’s offering, told in Mark 12 and Luke 21? Jesus watched as the the rich people at the temple tossed large sums of money into the offering basket. But he was most impressed with the woman who had very little, and gave two small coins. Knowing this was all […]

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13 Cute Photos of Babies With Their Mothers

Who doesn’t love a cute baby picture? Food for the Hungry recently started a special program in Bolivia called Little Ones. This program is essentially a mother-child sponsorship program, for mothers of children five years old and younger. Instead of corresponding with the child (like our regular child sponsorship program), the sponsor can write encouraging […]

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Child Healed from Burn Accident

We do our best to teach children about safety, and we hope it will stick. But sometimes, accidents still happen. And sometimes, we just don’t have the means to make it all better — unless someone helps us out. Alex, an 8-year-old sponsored child, was alone one day in his home in Bolivia. He was […]

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Growing a Mother’s Confidence

When you feel like you can’t learn, you feel imprisoned. That’s how many mothers feel living in poverty. They feel cut off from the possibilities of reaching beyond their situation. One mother who lived in Toro Toro in Bolivia really felt stifled. Her name is Zenobia. Married to a man named Carlos Choque and the […]

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World Water Day: H2O, Energy and Poverty

World Water Day (WWD) is held annually on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year, WWD addresses the very important link between water and energy in the context of sustainable development. Without water, there is no energy. Likewise, energy is required […]

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The Quespia family with their chickens

Providing a Helping Hen in Bolivia

I have six eggs (and bacon) in my refrigerator right now, representing a quiche Lorraine in my near future. But to a family in Bolivia, eggs mean much more. Eggs are a great source of protein, so children can grow taller and stronger. Eggs mean they won’t be too tired to pay attention in school, […]

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Meeting Moms in the Hills of Bolivia

On February 7 and 8, I’ll have the honor to join women (many moms)  from across the country at the IF: Gathering. The name of this gathering comes from a simple question: “If God is real, then what?” Many of us will meet in Austin, Texas, but many others will be at simulcast host sites […]

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Having a Big, Beautiful Cow

The path to better nutrition started with beautiful Bolivian cows. For Agustin, age 53, he started growing a variety of 100 percent organic crops, earning income and feeding his children. And his cows helped him—producing manure to improve the soil for stronger plants. The cows also produced milk that the family sold for income and […]

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Different Christmas Traditions

In Bolivia, some of the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works are far from the reach of television, toy catalogs or the tradition of Santa Claus. So, what do Christmas traditions look like in these places? To find out, we asked children in rural Bolivia how they celebrate Christmas. Marcelo remarked, “At Christmas, […]

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