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Honey Sweetens Family’s Life

Sultan Hassen was convinced that divorce was the only way to save his wife’s life. At age 24, he earned 62 cents a day to feed himself, his wife and four children in Wanji Village, Ethiopia. “I had no special skills with any kind of handcrafts,” said Sultan. “Poverty crept into our house and eating […]

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Keeping My Family Secure

  Information security is on everybody’s minds these days. It has been for a while, but the Edward Snowden saga has brought it center-stage. No matter which position you take on it, the Snowden story evokes strong concerns. We want protection from terrorists; the 9/11 and Boston Marathon tragedies made us feel just how awful it is […]

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Cambodian Farmer and Daughter

What’s a Livelihood?

A livelihood is your way of earning enough to feed and provide for your family. It encompasses everything from your job to your healthcare, education and skills training. It also includes having the resources to pay for family events and unexpected expenses. At Food for the Hungry ( FH), we consider a vulnerable family’s livelihood sustainable […]

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The Personal Gifts of Sponsoring a Child – #fhbloggers ethiopia series (via @kristenhowerton)

KRISTEN HOWERTON: A mom of four children within four years via birth and adoption, and has been blogging at Rage Against the Minivan as a coping skill since 2004. She teaches psychology at Vanguard University and lives in Southern California. Kristen’s blog was chosen to the in Babble’s Top 100 in 2011 and was just […]

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7 Reasons to Sponsor a Child

My wife Jennica and I sponsored our first child in a developing country in 2000, shortly after getting married. We went to a live VeggieTales show – yes, total theatre buffs – and there was a table during intermission with an opportunity to sponsor a child for around $30 a month. We didn’t have children […]

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