Tag Archives | Dominican Republic

Maria Mejia’s Livelihood Transformation

At the heart of the Food for the Hungry (FH) program model is the welfare of the most vulnerable people in a community, typically children and the elderly. Programs transform communities by focusing on four key areas of interventions: Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Relief Reduction (DRR)/Response and Education. A livelihood is a way of earning enough to feed and […]

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The Dominican Republic through God’s Eyes

“Let me see this world, dear Lord, as though I were looking through your eyes; For if once I could see this world the way you see, I just know I’d serve you more faithfully.” From the Song “Looking Through His Eyes” by Mike Otto Many people reading this blog post may tend to look at […]

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Tim Waninger with his sponsored children.

Sponsor Story: Tim Waninger

Tim Waninger started sponsoring a child through Food for the Hungry (FH) in 2008. Right away, he began to write his sponsored child letters and visited her community in the Dominican Republic a year later. His sponsored child was Nicole, a teenage girl who lived with her mother and sister, Ana. When Tim met Nicole […]

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Different Cultures – Different Problems – Similar Solutions

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if when we were sick, we could go to one place, take one pill and have that one pill solve any sickness that we have? I don’t know if that will ever happen in the realm of healthcare, but there are cures for many of the issues of life that people […]

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Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry President/CEO

Humbled by Coffee Growers

Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November,  my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of our Latin America and Caribbean fields […]

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A Vision that Goes Beyond the Horizon

“A sound anti-poverty strategy must include: self-sufficiency through work, implementing policies to encourage job creation, improving access to quality education, and taking steps to restore a culture of marriage. Combining these efforts will help create a society where more individuals have the opportunity to succeed and flourish.”[1] Possibly one of the greatest problems facing faith-based […]

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Witch doctors and the Gospel

When you believe something for most of your life, it can be very hard to eventually realize it isn’t true. How do you reject the lifestyle you knew for so long, and suddenly start believing in something different? Believing the Lies Fidelina is from a Dominican Republic community where witchcraft is very common. She was […]

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Sweat Hawgs and community members work together to build a chicken coop.

Tale of Two Communities

“Once a Hawg, always a Hawg. No Hawg left behind.” According to Doug Geist, this is the motto of the Sweat Hawgs, a group he leads that partners with Food for the Hungry (FH) in a community-to-community (C2C) relationship. The Sweat Hawgs are currently in their fourth year of working with Food for the Hungry […]

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Josefina with water bottles

Water system opens door to new hope

In Olivero,  Dominican Republic, a water system changed the lives of the people living there. It might seem strange, but it caused relationships to happen that otherwise would have not. It also made dreams come true. Such was true for Josefina, a widow in her late 50s and the mother of 10 children. When Josefina’s […]

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Kenifer hard at work in class

Where the education system stops…we start

This year, we will send our kids to school expecting them to learn. If they struggle or fall behind in class, we expect them to ask for help. We also expect our children’s teachers to notice their difficulties and assist them. Sometimes a student just needs a little extra support. Thankfully, most U.S. schools offer […]

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