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A Sweet Goodbye to Poverty

Some goodbyes are better than others. A couple weeks ago, I participated in a couple of ceremonies in the Tropeang Prey area of Anlong Veng district in Cambodia, an area where Food for the Hungry (FH) has been working to end poverty for about seven years. The ceremonies were part of a week-long celebration in […]

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The World Cup Effect: Hope Through a Level Playing Field

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. There is nothing like it in the world of sports. Thirty-two countries. Six continents. One sport. When it comes to global popularity, not even the Olympics match the fervor and fame of the World Cup. It is truly global in representation, viewership and scale. Every four years […]

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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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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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Weather or Not

This week, as much as three feet of snow dumped on parts of the United States! In May! I emailed friends who were affected. As expected, they all found ways of coping with this late season blizzard. We do that in North America, utilizing money and machinery to mow down obstacles, man-made or natural. The […]

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Poverty is No More My Destiny

The following is the story of a woman named Kibeme that I met at Alem Tena villagew in southern Ethiopia. When I met her at her hut’s door step, she held a framed picture, the proof of the story that she was about to share with me. The picture showed her old and new huts. […]

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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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Sugarcane Blossoms in Bangladesh

I recently traveled to Food for the Hungry’s Habashpur project in mid-western Bangladesh. It was there I met one of our beneficiaries, Hashi Begum. She shared her story about how her father was a poor farmer. How it was difficult for him to provide for his children. Hashi studied and graduated from eighth grade in […]

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FH Draft Picks: Top 5 for Fighting Poverty

I am admittedly a huge fan of the National Football League (NFL). The New England Patriots are like family members to me. But strangely enough, the most exciting time of year for me as a football fan is not during the season … it’s now! On May 8, the NFL draft will captivate the imaginations […]

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