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Overcoming Poverty Through Education

Did you know that extreme poverty keeps 72 million children from attending school, and that this puts them at greater risk for abuse while also lowering their income-earning potential? The Education and Poverty Connection In 2010, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported that one out of every six people in the world are illiterate. […]

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South Sudan: More than school buildings

  Reading, writing, ‘rithmetic and … land mine awareness? The words jumped off the page as I explored the description of the new Food for the Hungry (FH) UNICEF-funded emergency education program in South Sudan. Mine awareness – teaching kids to avoid land mines, or what to do if you find one – is just part […]

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A Chance For Higher Education

Have you ever wondered how child sponsorship helps children continue their studies to reach future goals? Food for the hungry (FH) child sponsorship in Bangladesh helps children to continue their studies when parents are unable to do so. Nazmul Hossan, a former sponsored child, is one of example of this assistance. Nazmul is a student of […]

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One School Can Make a Difference

In Kenya, Food for the Hungry (FH) worked to help build a school. While education helps a child’s future, it does so much for them today as well. The Lakartinya School is making a huge impact in children’s lives. Here are some ways children are being supported. Giving Girls a Chance Many times, boys are […]

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Help a Child, Change the World

Sarah is no stranger to the child sponsorship program at Food for the Hungry (FH). An enthusiastic sponsor, she also works at FH in the child sponsorship department. Growing up, Sarah’s family emphasized the importance of a vibrant relationship with Jesus and an education. Food for the Hungry has the same priorities. “They (FH) teach […]

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Birthdays Remind Us of God’s Goodness

Birthdays are a good reminder of what God has given us. It is much more than an occasion to receive gifts. Birthdays are a chance to remember the day that a major event occurred, to celebrate and give thanks and to reflect upon how God make things possible in our lives. In fact, reminders are […]

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Miss World Guatemala Sells Cupcakes for Kids

Last week, Food for the Hungry (FH) staff and Keyla Bermudes, Miss Guatemala World 2014, showed up with 100 cupcakes at TELUS international, the largest Central American call center based in Guatemala. With more than 2,000 young employees at the center, we sold these tasty treats to raise money for the education of 38 children […]

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A Learning Environment

When you’re a child, it can be hard to achieve simple tasks, like going to school, when no one around you cares about your efforts. A good learning environment for children is more than a classroom, it involves the child’s home and community. For Pov Sokum, age 17, trying to get an education in her […]

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Growing a Mother’s Confidence

When you feel like you can’t learn, you feel imprisoned. That’s how many mothers feel living in poverty. They feel cut off from the possibilities of reaching beyond their situation. One mother who lived in Toro Toro in Bolivia really felt stifled. Her name is Zenobia. Married to a man named Carlos Choque and the […]

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Farmer Becomes Business Owner

Ia Pha Yu, 32, lives with his wife and two daughters in Prolean village in Cambodia. As a rice farmer, he couldn’t provide enough food for his family all year round. He grew rice following the traditional way, which produced enough for several months, but on the off months, the family went hungry. To make […]

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