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Couple Keeps Child Sponsorship After Tornado

  Eric and June Simsons lost everything when an F5 tornado demolished their home in Oklahoma. The couple left to go to work like any normal morning, when later in the day the tornado ripped through their town. By the time Eric got home from work, everything was gone. Eric Simsons said they “spent a […]

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Julia Nickel: Journey of Inspiration

Food for the Hungry (FH) relies on the services of many volunteers and advocates—and we want to honor them by telling their stories of inspiration! Julia Nickel is one of FH’s great volunteers who serves in the Phoenix. Once a week she reports to the child sponsorship department to help stuff welcome packets and letters. […]

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Communities Raising Children Together

In the Philippines, it’s common for parents to have family members, neighbors or household help care for their children while they work in the city. In many closely-knit towns and neighborhoods, someone’s child is everybody’s baby. Yes, raising a child is a community affair. In the Philippines, Food for the Hungry (FH) builds on this […]

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Creating Sustainable Change

How do you create sustainable change? You empower leaders to envision and lead plans for  their community. Food for the Hungry (FH) works with community members to coach and train them to be leaders—we call it capacity building. Each year in Cambodia, FH staff and community leaders identify one or two priorities for the community. […]

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Weather or Not

This week, as much as three feet of snow dumped on parts of the United States! In May! I emailed friends who were affected. As expected, they all found ways of coping with this late season blizzard. We do that in North America, utilizing money and machinery to mow down obstacles, man-made or natural. The […]

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Poverty is No More My Destiny

The following is the story of a woman named Kibeme that I met at Alem Tena villagew in southern Ethiopia. When I met her at her hut’s door step, she held a framed picture, the proof of the story that she was about to share with me. The picture showed her old and new huts. […]

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Mothers Ending Poverty

Mothers are key players in ending poverty. All over the world, Food for the Hungry (FH) is investing in mothers by educating them in health, agriculture, small business management, finances and more. One exceptional way women are partnering with FH to reduce child mortality is by serving as mother leaders in care groups. FH trains […]

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Picture Your Church in Nicaragua

When my friends and I visited Nicaragua last month, I saw the impact that churches are having in the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) is working. I also learned about a group of neighborhoods waiting for a church partner. Could your church be the partner that these communities are waiting for? The area […]

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The Healthy Truth

False beliefs can hinder us from making good decisions—and sometimes even from making choices that save a life. That was the case for a mother named Kyambi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She believed in an untrue explanation about vaccinations that almost caused her daughter to die. Living in Mwingiji village in […]

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A Faithful Mother

Every time I go to Food for the Hungry (FH) communities in Guatemala, I find stories that make me say, “God is good!” Like the story of Margarita, a faithful women of the community of Chioya in Alta Verapaz. She has the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen. Her eyes reflect love and kindness even though […]

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