Tag Archives | child sponsorship
Boy named Kassim next to wattle and daub house

Off the map

I’m reading some interview transcripts today from Uganda, full of names: place names, school names, business names, mountain names. The names have many syllables and a lot of vowels. It’s very confusing and they all sound very much alike. I’m thankful my colleague Alex, who did the interviews originally, took time to spell out some […]

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medicine dripping from a bottle

Mothers of choice

What is your diarrhea medicine of choice? Do you buy the white chalky stuff, the pink chewable tablets or the liquid form? I usually chose the one that works almost immediately; you know that small pill in a travel size pouch.  I ask this question because for most of us diarrhea is usually not much […]

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Child sponsor rejoices in child’s new hope

One of the joys of being a child sponsor is seeing your child’s world change over the years. For Heidi Hatch, a Food for the Hungry staff and child sponsor, her journey began with her sponsored child Rhaki four years ago in Bangladesh. Rhaki’s community is Hindu and is walled off from the greater population, […]

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Young girl holding paper airplane in Ameya, Nicaragua.

On my desk…Helpless…but praying

Reflecting on my first trip to the field You may have noticed that my title did not say ‘On my desk this week.’ As I’m writing posts about what I’m working on each week, I realized there are so many things I’ve worked on in the past that did not get the opportunity to be […]

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Me and my sponsored child

Joined in prayer

I keep a photo of my sponsored child, Rani, by my desk.  It helps me remember to pray for her. Rani is from Bangladesh. When I decided to sponsor a child I asked our staff to find a child who had languished in the system without a sponsor. Rani was 12 at the time; sponsors […]

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On my desk this week….It’s eNewsletter week!!

  I love eNewsletter weeks. And by that, I mean I love it when a new FH eNewsletter is published. As a multimedia writer for Food for the Hungry, the main part of my job is to……you guessed it – write. And although I write a variety of content, whether it’s marketing material, news releases, […]

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hope.strength.resolve.

Today’s post is by Alece Ronzino, one of the FHBloggers, who is traveling in Ethiopia to see Food for the Hungry’s work first hand. Hope you enjoy!  Teresa is 13. We visited her today at her tiny, windowless home in the village of Adami Tulu, where she lives with her mom and younger sister. Her […]

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my grandparents are inspiring

My grandparents are retired and have a winter home in northern Arizona. Sitting on the porch swing a slight breeze brushes through my hair. A sweet flowery smell fills there property… no flowers to be found. In the middle of the desert, an hour from the nearest town… we’ve named it the healing place. Mending […]

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7 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

My wife Jennica and I sponsored our first child in a developing country in 2000, shortly after getting married. We went to a live VeggieTales show – yes, total theatre buffs – and there was a table during intermission with an opportunity to sponsor a child for around $30 a month. We didn’t have children […]

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FH Phoenix staff visit Guatemala

In February 2011, Katie Stall and I traveled to Guatemala for our first field visit. We both wanted to see FH’s work in the field. We had spent the last three years, stuffing envelopes and packets, reading and sorting mail, and talking to countless sponsors on the phone—but always desiring to see it all for […]

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