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Inspiring women entrepreneurs

  Preachers have often observed that entries in one’s checkbook are the best indication of our true values. Today, the role of that checkbook has been replaced by the online transfers you run through your bank account. Still, the point is the same: We spend money on things we care about. They show our priorities. […]

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Madam Cristen stands on the steep trail pointing to where she carries water for her subsistence-level garden.

Catching rain to transform children’s lives

I recently was honored to meet Madam Christian Jean Cimilien, a 67-year-old widow and mother of 11 grown children. She’s a member of the community water management committee in Lefevre, Haiti. The community is working with Food for the Hungry (FH) to create a source of clean water by catching rain water. And with the goal of […]

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Life in Haiti this week

One of the joys of working for an international organization like Food for the Hungry (FH) is that I read constantly about places I’ve never visited.   They come alive for me via reports, proposals and e-mails from distant colleagues. Yesterday I visited a place that has a special place in my heart, called Lespinasse.  It’s […]

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A Haitian mother stands with four children in front of their home

Your support helps end human trafficking

Child abduction. Human trafficking. Forced labor. Sexual exploitation.  All of these words tie into a severe injustice in this world – modern day slavery. It’s important to stress the word modern. Slavery is not an age-old concept and never has been. The United Nations (U.N.) recently estimated that there are 1.9 million women and girls […]

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is coming. And I’m going through a list of what I’m thankful for in my life. God has blessed me with a great job, home, friends, family and pets! I’ve got so much to be thankful for in my life. Even so, now and again, I get the blues about my life. I […]

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Haiti – Restoring lives after Hurricane Isaac

The effects of Isaac Tropical Storm Isaac swept through Haiti at the end of August, flooding homes and damaging the livelihoods of many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) is operational. In the days following the storm, FH staff in Haiti visited affected communities to assess the damage and to determine how FH could […]

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Impact story from Haiti – Marie-Nicole’s journey to a better life

In our last blog we described how Food for the Hungry has been working with local leaders in Haiti to raise awareness of child abuse and gender-based violence. This is the story of one such victim whose life was transformed by subsequent community intervention. Marie-Nicole’s trials She never smiled, talked or played. She had never […]

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Hurricane season in Haiti – but don’t forget long-term community development

With Hurricane Isaac recently causing havoc in Haiti, it is a good time to reflect that even when Haiti is not in the news for storms or earthquakes, FH is active behind-the-scenes helping local leaders create healthy and disaster-resilient communities.  One of these cases is Belladere, a town close to the border of the Dominican […]

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God directs my home wooden plaque

God directs my home

As I grumbled today about the fact that my home was broken into recently,  and how I’ve struggled to feel safe again after the break-in, a little sign in my kitchen challenged my mindset. I traveled to Haiti in November 2010, ten months after the horrific earthquake physically and emotionally devastated millions.  We visited several […]

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When the spotlight on disasters fade, the work goes on

A few short weeks ago, the Philippines were hit with torrential rains that caused some of the worst flooding since the 2009 flood that killed almost 1,000 people. The capital, Manila, was 70 percent underwater and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Then on August 24, Tropical Storm Isaac hit Haiti and the Dominican […]

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