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The Devastation of Fire in Ethiopia

If you have ever experienced the devastation of fire, you will be able to relate to the families who lost all their earthly possessions in the fires that swept through the Kersa Dako Kebele[1] on February 26, 2014. Dealing with the consequences of fire requires a special sensitivity between responders and victims. Devising appropriate solutions […]

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What Is “Success” In the Fight To End Poverty?

One month into a new year! How are you doing on your resolutions? Making progress towards your goals? To me the first month of the year is always full of adrenaline. Boldly making changes or commitments to ensure we meet our new goals. Doing our best to arrange our lives to set ourselves up for […]

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Cutting Down On Deforestation in Ethiopia

Deforestation is a global reality that significantly contributes to climate change. Who knows this better than Ethiopians, who have suffered through severe drought in recent decades? They have endured years of displacement and starvation. Those in rural areas often suffer the most. And yet, despite this reality, thoughtful women like Workinesh Bayisa, continue to cut […]

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The Super Bowl of Human Trafficking

The Super Bowl will be played in Food for the Hungry’s hometown of Phoenix on February 1, 2015. That means tens of thousands of visitors will be in town to see the game, or just to party. Sadly, some of that partying will involve prostitution. And some portion of the “sex-for-money trade” will involve human […]

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The Value of a Selfie

If you have been around teenagers lately, you more than likely have knowledge of what is known in today’s society as a “selfie.” The definition of a selfie is simple. Essentially, a selfie is a picture designed to chronicle one thing — the person taking it. While the selfie originated amongst those in younger generations, it […]

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The Fire in Tonsuya, Malabon, Metro Manila

FH Responds to the Malabon Fire with Food & Supplies The Philippines are, perhaps, one of the most disaster-ridden areas in the world.  This might have been especially true in December 2014.  While the world watched in horror on December 8 as Typhoon Hagupit ravaged the island nation, the community of Tonsuya, Malabon, located near […]

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5 Ways to Tune Your Heart to the World

As I stepped out of my car in the Food for the Hungry (FH) parking lot this morning, city noise surrounded me. Car traffic, jets landing at the airport, and major construction across the street assaulted my ears. Over all of it, I heard the soft, plaintive call of a mourning dove, perched on the […]

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Hope Reigns In Haiti Despite Quake

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I arrived in Port au Prince a few weeks ago. The last time I stepped foot in the country of Haiti was about five years ago – only weeks after the 2010 earthquake. For obvious reasons, the country at that time was still in a state of […]

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9.4 Million

9,400,000 people. It’s difficult to imagine that number of people. It’s about the size of 120 full professional football stadiums. Or almost equivalent to the population of the country of Hungary. For us at Food for the Hungry (FH), it is 9.4 million confirmations that God is calling us to walk with the most vulnerable. In 2014, FH helped […]

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Feeding Four in Ethiopia

Meet Debisa Ali, 27. She is a resident of Jaro village in Amhara Region, Ethiopia. She is widowed and taking care of three children (7, 4 and 2 years old).   Unfortunately, neither her late husband nor she possesses farmland. Both made a living by doing daily labor. After her husband’s death, Debisa started making homemade […]

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