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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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Fifth Birthday and Beyond…

This year, 6 million fewer children will die before their fifth birthday than 25 years ago. U.S. foreign assistance has played a leading role in achieving these results, dramatically improving children’s health and survival worldwide. Food for the Hungry (FH) is proud to work alongside USAID in its effort to end preventable child and maternal […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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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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Why Writing Your Sponsored Child Matters

The summer before I went into the fourth grade, I received a letter. It was from my favorite teacher Mrs. Wilson. She believed in me and encouraged me more than any other teacher. In Mrs. Wilson’s letter, she encouraged me to pursue my dreams, work hard and to realize that I had the potential to […]

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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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Fairy Godmothers, Transformation and Hope

“Bippity-boppity-boo” are the three words that the fairy godmother says in order to transform Cinderella‘s torn dress into a beautiful ball gown. But it didn’t stop there…the fairy godmother also helped her with a carriage, horses, a coachman and a driver. Before the fairy godmother showed up, Cinderella was filled with sadness and hopelessness.  She […]

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Infants Get Healthy Start to Life

Maternal mortality remains a major challenge in many developing countries. But in Bangladesh, efforts to reduce maternal deaths are paying off. In the past ten years, the number of Bangladeshi women who died during childbirth dropped from 322 to 194 (out of 100,000 women). For this reason, Bangladesh is optimistic that it may actually achieve […]

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Couple Keeps Child Sponsorship After Tornado

  Eric and June Simsons lost everything when an F5 tornado demolished their home in Oklahoma. The couple left to go to work like any normal morning, when later in the day the tornado ripped through their town. By the time Eric got home from work, everything was gone. Eric Simsons said they “spent a […]

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Syrian Refugee Voices

Understanding how Syrian refugees live is daunting. We don’t recognize their names, we don’t know the players, we can’t picture the places on the map. A recent assessment from Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partner in Lebanon, the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD), in collaboration with the international children’s charity Viva, paints […]

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