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Chefs Build Unique Garden

After raising almost $2,000 from the charity dinner “Noche Luminoche” presented by Chef Diego Telles and Chef Pablo Soto at the Flor de Lis restaurant in Antigua, Guatemala, we decided to invite them to the community of Luminoche to show them what the event is accomplishing. The journey started this past Monday at 6 a.m., […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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Night of Dining for Luminoche

There is a community called Luminoche located in the highlands of western Guatemala that has big problems—more than half of the children have chronic malnutrition. The severity of the poverty is positioning children for serious developmental issues and possibly death. So two international chefs decided to do something about it by creating a unique dining […]

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Defining Poverty

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods or means of support. But what about spiritual, mental or emotional poverty? The world is suffering poverty—and it doesn’t matter our social or economic status. If we find in ourselves being bored most of the time or lacking interest […]

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Tips for Planning Mission Trips

Many church leaders know the importance that mission trips play in teaching their congregation about poverty.  So that your missions trip can go smoothly and have great impact, here are a few important tips that many pastors forget to consider when planning mission trips.   When picking the place and organization for your mission trip, […]

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3 Important Lessons for a New Year

In 2014, may you spread your wings and fly. A new year has begun. It is time for us to continue working for our dreams and goals for the future.  We need to keep being strong during the hard times and be thankful for the good times. In 2013, I learned three important lessons that […]

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Education and Happy Endings

I love happy endings. It’s why I judge a book by its last two pages. And it’s the reason I’m emotionally attached to the stories I came to know through Food for the Hungry (FH). As a young girl growing up with very little resources in the Philippines, all I wanted was to be in […]

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My Favorite Superheroes

My favorite superheroes are people that are kind to every single human being, especially to children. They give their hands, their time and the best of them to those who need it the most. They have a lot of fans, but they are not famous. They are so strong that they can walk for hours […]

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Update: Nicaragua Dengue Fever Spreading

Early this week, I visited Nueva Segovia where the Nicaragua dengue fever epidemic is spreading. As the FH/Nicaragua Country Director, I’m helping to coordinate FH’s work with the Ministry of Health’s (MINSA) efforts to contain the spread of this disease. I was overwhelmed to witness so many patients including pregnant women, adolescents, children and infants […]

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Nicaragua: Deadly Dengue Fever Epidemic

What is dengue fever? There are many strains of dengue fever. All of them transmitted to people through mosquito bites.  The more mild varieties cause high fevers and other flu-like symptoms. If infected with this type, the survival rate is high. Then there is another class of dengue fever. The kind with 106 degree fevers […]

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