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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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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves Thousands Homeless

On April 10, 2014, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Nicaragua, originating in Lake Managua, in the southwestern region of the municipality of La Paz Centro. Within the first five days, there were 400 seismic events nationwide, with a frequency range of 41 to 96 per day. A total of 2,403 homes […]

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Imprisoned for His Faith…Meet FH Staff Kebede

Our church team returned home from a joy-filled trip to Ethiopia, where we met with orphans and single parents with HIV/AIDS. We also spent time with the local social workers employed by Food for the Hungry (FH), who regularly look after them. Travel in a foreign country – especially in rural Africa – presents Americans […]

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Child Sponsorship Helps Burn Victim

Did you know child sponsorship helps provide medical attention to your child and other children? Many of us take medical care for granted. When flu season approaches, many of us flock to the doctor to get vaccinations. When our allergies kick in, we head to the nearest pharmacy to get some allergy medicine. When we […]

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Sagebrush Church: Reaching Children

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.  – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (ESV) Recently, my colleague Heidi Heinrich and I went to Albuquerque, N.M. We spent some time with the amazing staff of Sagebrush Community Church, one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partner churches. […]

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