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It is Better to Have Had a Roof and Sprung a Leak Than to Never Have Had a Roof At All

Obvious? Yes. Melodramatic? Maybe. True? Absolutely. How often do you give thanks for the roof above your head? Do you take for granted that it won’t leak when it rains? Living in Phoenix, Arizona, one might think that rain damage is one of the last things a homeowner needs to worry about. However, my experience […]

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iDevelopment: Steve Jobs, simplicity and ending poverty

Whether or not you own a “magical piece of glass” (as Apple likes to refer to it) such as an iPhone or an iPad, you might be familiar with the products and why people like them. What if I told you that just as Apple is to the electronics industry, Food for the Hungry (FH) […]

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Children learn to climb trees as part of a disaster risk reduction plan

The Five Ways to Survive a Disaster

For a flood-prone community where Food for the Hungry (FH) works in Bangladesh, palm trees are an important part of their Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) plan. The community makes sure every child can both swim and climb a palm tree. FH worked with that community to develop and implement a five-pronged DRR plan that includes prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and […]

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