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Sagebrush Church: Reaching Children

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.  – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (ESV) Recently, my colleague Heidi Heinrich and I went to Albuquerque, N.M. We spent some time with the amazing staff of Sagebrush Community Church, one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partner churches. […]

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Child Malnutrition Impacts a Nation’s GDP

Carolyn Wetzel Chen, Chief Grants Officer at Food for the Hungry (FH), told a congressional subcommittee in March that, “The period of time from a start of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday lays the foundation for a child’s lifelong health, cognitive development and future potential.” She went on to say that under […]

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A Walk to the Water Well

If you were thirsty, imagine taking a six-hour round trip to get some dirty H2O. That’s what Semegn, a 20-year-old mother from Ethiopia, went through to get water. She is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter and lives in Lay Gayint district in Taria Georgies village. And she wasn’t alone in her hardship. According to […]

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Comic Books Help End Violence

According to a study conducted by Food for the Hungry (FH), in some areas of Ethiopia, as many as 60 percent of women believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife if she burns food or argues with him. Forty-four percent of women feel that denying sex is a justifiable reason for a […]

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Cooking Injera, a Delicious Ethiopian Bread

Injera is a tangy Ethiopian flatbread made with teff flour that many people Food for the Hungry (FH) works with in Ethiopia make and eat. Here is a recipe and  series of photos showing how an Ethiopian girl is baking injera. Ethiopian girls often help their mothers do household chores before and after school.  Because […]

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Cooking Recipes for African Porridges

When Westerners think of porridge … they picture a bowl of steaming oats, with dash of brown sugar and milk. A cooking recipe for a cold winter morning. But porridges around the world—while maintaining that comfort food status—are doing more than warming tummies. They are ending malnutrition in children. Here are four porridge recipes from  […]

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Ethiopia’s Generation of Orphans

Around 1 million Ethiopian children share the experience of losing one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. If it’s hard for you to get your head around that number, try one in eight Ethiopian children are making their way in the world without parents – a generation growing up as orphans. I recently read a New […]

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Need a Coffee?

  After the holidays, it’s not unusual to take a dip in energy and need a nice cup of coffee to get you going. Coffee is a drink that people on the other side of the world appreciate as much as Americans. In Ethiopia … in the community of Sasiga, coffee is said to be […]

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Habitam and baby daughter

World Food Day: Changing the Hunger Numbers in Ethiopia

This World Food Day, I was reading through Food for the Hungry’s (FH) stories. My attention kept gravitating to the numbers. This story about Habtam, a woman in Ethiopia is no different: 3 = Number of children 1 = Age of youngest baby 1 = Additional family member Habtam is supporting – in this case, […]

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Experience for Saving Lives

I like learning. I’m happiest working on a new skill. This weekend, it was masonry. I built an outdoor kitchen for my backyard. After the skeleton was built, I sheathed the exterior in cement board. Then, it was time to apply stucco. In the Southwest, where I live, stucco is the most common exterior surface […]

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