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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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How this month likely will change the future of education in South Sudan

It’s been quite a month for South Sudanese living in various countries around the world; this month could change everything for them. Between January 9 and 15, they went to the polls to give an opinion on whether the South should formally split from the North. The final tally is to be announced in the middle of […]

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How to collect *clean* water in a desert on top of a rock

Question: How do you provide a steady supply of clean water to about 1,500 people in this type of environment…. Annual rainfall is about 12-18 inches Sits atop bedrock, making a traditional borehole-style well impossible Nearest possible borehole location is about 47 miles away During the dry season, there may be 6 months without a drop […]

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Current facts about South Sudan on this historical day

Today — January 9, 2011 — is a historical day for South Sudan because it may lead to the independence of the South from the North, following Africa’s longest civil war. South Sudanese adults around the world will proudly cast their votes between today and January 15 in this referendum which resulted from a comprehensive […]

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In rural Sudan, education is about more than education

A few days ago, I interviewed my friend Sam Ruot who came to Phoenix as a refugee from South Sudan in 2001. I wanted to learn about education in his home country, and I learned that addressing education in many of the places FH works means addressing other critical issues at the same time. Sam […]

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One last look at 2010

Here’s just a quick snapshot for all you numbers people…. God showed his might in many ways in 2010, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store next. Happy New Year! Visit Poverty 180 to join this work in one of four areas: Education, Water, HIV/AIDS, Gender-based injustice.

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