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A Learning Environment

When you’re a child, it can be hard to achieve simple tasks, like going to school, when no one around you cares about your efforts. A good learning environment for children is more than a classroom, it involves the child’s home and community. For Pov Sokum, age 17, trying to get an education in her […]

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Farmer Becomes Business Owner

Ia Pha Yu, 32, lives with his wife and two daughters in Prolean village in Cambodia. As a rice farmer, he couldn’t provide enough food for his family all year round. He grew rice following the traditional way, which produced enough for several months, but on the off months, the family went hungry. To make […]

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Who Is This Girl?

Who is she? That’s what other students wanted to know about Thong Mi Thona. Year after year, she would sit without speaking to her classmates. She never showed emotion—never got too excited or laughed. Often, she looked sad and deep in thought. She did not join the children’s club or participate in socializing. She struggled […]

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Pastors Trip to Cambodia

Cambodians face these challenges every day… High risk of waterborne illnesses. 41 percent of the children have stunted growth. Thousands are trafficked across the border to Thailand each year. After years of war, Cambodians are working to rebuild trust in communities and build support systems that protect children. But Cambodians still need our help. God […]

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A Sweet Goodbye to Poverty

Some goodbyes are better than others. A couple weeks ago, I participated in a couple of ceremonies in the Tropeang Prey area of Anlong Veng district in Cambodia, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working to end poverty for about seven years. The ceremonies were part of a week-long celebration in […]

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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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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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Leaders Back in the Driver’s Seat

Many times, the poor lose their power to make decisions. They may become oppressed by wars, disasters or economic downfalls – only living in survival mode. Governments or organizations who assist them might tell them what to do. This was the situation of many families living in Cambodia’s northern district of Anlong Veng. Anlong Veng […]

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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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