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Four ways poverty increases a girl's risk of sexual abuse

If most victims of sexual abuse are girls or women, and if people living in poverty are more susceptible to sexual abuse (source), then girls living in poverty are extremely vulnerable. canexback In many rural villages in Mozambique, where physical and spiritual poverty often blankets families with disease, fear of ancestral spirits, and a lethargic […]

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One teacher for every 114 students … that needs to change.

It's no wonder only 46 percent of Burundian students complete school when you consider that, in some areas, the ratio of teachers to students is 1 to 114. HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM Public school is free in Burundi, but thanks to 10 years of an incredibly terrible civil war, there just aren't many schools in existence. So children […]

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Education means victory against malaria in Cambodia

“If you stay long enough, you will see transformation,” a staff member in Cambodia once told me. When it comes to lasting solutions to extreme poverty, the road can be long … and bumpy …but if you persevere, you will see things you never thought possible. Along the way, you'll celebrate many victories.  I'd like […]

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A solution so simple but so life-changing

FH works in the northern part of Cambodia which is a former stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. During the war and genocide of 1975-1979, social institutions and people who staffed them were intentionally wiped out. canexback Religious temples were destroyed, banks and money were burned, and 1-2 million businesspeople, school teachers and other educated Cambodians were […]

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Hope comes in the form of a 13-year-old boy

Many years ago, the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy to encourage him in his leadership of other believers. “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers…” he said (1 Timothy 4:12). Today, a young man in the Philippines is setting an example for his peers […]

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BACK TO HAITI — What if your child's education cost 20-70% of your annual income? Would you still send him to school — could you?

As the second anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake approaches (Jan. 12), we're taking a look at the work God accomplished through Food for the Hungry in the past year. http://www.canexback.com I'm no math whiz. Trust me. But it's not too hard to figure out why so many Haitian children go uneducated when school costs $75-250 a year, […]

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Moving past handouts and into relationships

In some places FH works, aid organizations have been coming and going for years. Naturally, families and community leaders can get used to helpful hand-outs and short-term fixes, but FH's strategy is different. It revolves around deep relationships which take time to build and don't involve a lot of monetary gifts. FH walks with communities in […]

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VIDEO: A story of love, service and our hope in Christ

I love true stories, and I love stories that give a glimpse into God’s kingdom to come. If you read our last Poverty 180: Education post, you were introduced to Elim Christian Services — a group of disabled adults who not only assemble school kits for children born into extreme poverty; through a partnership with FH, […]

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Bullies couldn’t stop her from succeeding

This story comes from David Burton, international communications officer for FH/Bangladesh Ayesha is 14 years old and is part of the Boilor community in Trishal, near Mymensingh in northern Bangladesh. She is in grade 7. In its strategic programs, FH focuses on the whole family, helping families experience transformation and seeing them help themselves to […]

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Americans with disabilities help send children in extreme poverty to school

In many cases, the only thing standing between children born into extreme poverty and their education is a simple set of school supplies. It’s not that poor communities don’t have school supplies; rather, they might cost the equivalent of one or two days’ work, and in that case, it’s easy to see why the poorest […]

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