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Celebrating the world’s newest country, South Sudan

It’s going to be one epic party tomorrow as the people of South Sudan bask in their new-found, long-awaited freedom. A tribeswoman prepares for the July 9 celebrations (photo from International Business Times) Some eight million will be celebrating in South Sudan itself, with thousands more spread across the world — refugees who fled their homes during the two-decades-long […]

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History doesn’t have to dictate the future

In rural Ethiopia, FH helps children born into extreme poverty break free from the cycle and write a new story for themselves and their communities. Here’s a story about one child who broke free…. Story by FH staff member Eileen O’Gorman In the town of Belo Jeginfoy, in a western region of Ethiopia resides a group of […]

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What’s better than building a classroom for kids who desperately need it?

What is better than going into a community, finding 130 elementary-school students crammed together under deteriorating roofs, and building them brand-new classrooms?  Answer: Walking alongside that community’s leaders and families, providing encouragement and strategic support as they build their own classrooms. FH helps communities in extreme poverty access the resources needed to lift themselves out of poverty for […]

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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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Have you ever wondered about this?

Have you ever wondered what a young woman born into extreme poverty does when she gets her period? How does she manage it in a place without drug stores, and how does it affect her daily life? At the very least, for women in poverty who lack basic hygiene supplies, this monthly event halts the […]

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How do you calculate the value of one teacher?

A few years ago, I had the privilege of seeing Food for the Hungry staff at work in Nicaragua – the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, after Haiti. One of the places I went was El Limonal, a community I was told lay in the “triangle of death” between the city’s dump, cemetery and sewer system. […]

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FH doesn’t just give “stuff” — see what else they give

We go back to Sudan this week, where a primary focus of FH’s work is education — particularly, education of girls. Take a three-minute trip to rural South Sudan with this video. See how FH doesn’t just build structures in desolate places; they empower the people living there to take hold of their own futures … to […]

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How to get the most bang for your charitable buck

Larry Summers, when he was chief economist at the World Bank, wrote: “Investment in girls’ education may well be the highest-return investment available in the developing world.” March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 […]

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Urgent: Harness your right to speak up for the world’s poor

Congressional Budget Action Alert Public Policy & Advocacy Team Action Alert Content: Antonio, a farmer from northern Mozambique, has increased his income and livelihood through participation in FH food security programs. He has been able to grow peanuts, maize, rice, cow peas and sesame. Despite erratic rains that seriously impacted other farmers, Antonio sold some […]

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Step into the classroom with victims of gender-based injustice

At the New Life Center, female victims of injustice receive holistic, Christ-centered care. This includes basic education, which takes place in these classrooms at the New Life Center compound in Northern Uganda. Pauline (seated in the white chair) teaches at the Center and has worked with FH for several years. Many of her students never have been […]

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