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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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A Faithful Mother

Every time I go to Food for the Hungry (FH) communities in Guatemala, I find stories that make me say, “God is good!” Like the story of Margarita, a faithful women of the community of Chioya in Alta Verapaz. She has the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen. Her eyes reflect love and kindness even though […]

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A Break From Destruction

What if this is where you lived? As a child, you wouldn’t be able to find a safe place to play. Schools have been flattened, there would be nowhere to learn. The destruction around you would be a constant reminder of all that you lost. In the Philippines, recovery is slow from Typhoon Haiyan as […]

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Finding Answers After Disasters

What do you say to a child who asks you why her mom died or why disasters happen? A woman named Remedios living in the Philippines didn’t know what to say to 4-year-old Isabella. Remedios, 51, had been Isabella’s nanny for only eight months when Typhoon Haiyan hit their home in Magallanes. At 8 a.m., […]

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