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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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Communities Raising Children Together

In the Philippines, it’s common for parents to have family members, neighbors or household help care for their children while they work in the city. In many closely-knit towns and neighborhoods, someone’s child is everybody’s baby. Yes, raising a child is a community affair. In the Philippines, Food for the Hungry (FH) builds on this […]

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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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Mothers Ending Poverty

Mothers are key players in ending poverty. All over the world, Food for the Hungry (FH) is investing in mothers by educating them in health, agriculture, small business management, finances and more. One exceptional way women are partnering with FH to reduce child mortality is by serving as mother leaders in care groups. FH trains […]

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The Healthy Truth

False beliefs can hinder us from making good decisions—and sometimes even from making choices that save a life. That was the case for a mother named Kyambi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She believed in an untrue explanation about vaccinations that almost caused her daughter to die. Living in Mwingiji village in […]

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