I recently visited one of our remote field locations in Ethiopia. It was a celebration, really. After 13 years working in the community of Belo with our child sponsorship program, Food for the Hungry (FH) evaluated that people of Belo were no longer living in extreme poverty. New standards for health and education had been [...]
My guest blogger today is Alex Mwaura, communications specialist for Food for the Hungry reporting on FH’s work in Africa. Alex recently visited Burundi and shares his experience during a care group training where mothers’ learned to care for their infants. The sound of rain on iron roofing sheets drowned out the voice of [...]
Mosquitoes. We all hate them. We hate that momentary sting when one of them gets us. We hate the itchy, red bumps they cover our legs and arms with. We hate that they are so tough to catch, and that when we do smash one, that bloodsucker’s meal splatters all over our hands. Gross, yes. [...]
With this blog post I am happy to introduce Kevin Miller–a new member of the FH team. Kevin serves as FH’s web marketing analyst and is one of those really helpful people who gets a lot of things about technology that most of us will never understand! In this blog post Kevin wrestles with engaging [...]
Remember when people from around the world collaborated together on a massive quilt that completely covered The Mall in Washington DC? Remember when future Hall-of-Fame Basketball great, Magic Johnson, shocked the world by retiring early and revealing he was HIV-positive? For those of us that are considered Millenials (or Generation Y if you prefer), we’ve lived through a transformation. Arguably, one of the greatest societal shifts in perceptions and attitudes.
Background The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is rich in mineral and agricultural resources. However, sadly it remains among the poorest and most food insecure countries in the world due in large part to the ongoing effects of years of civil war. Two statistics starkly point this out: first, the DRC has one of [...]
I’m hiking the Grand Canyon, Rim to Rim, in one day. And in so doing have gone on a journey of pondering this idea: That a holistically healthy life is best exposed in acts of compassion. Probably not a novel idea, but one that we should at least contemplate.
Maman Kichochi Makuu is a 35-year-old Congolese mother of seven children. She had been earning a meager income from a fishing business, but increased costs and the seasonality of fishing forced her out of business. Then she had no income. She no longer could pay school fees, and her children were expelled. Kichochi knew that [...]
As reported in the respected medical journal, The Lancet, 57% of deaths among children under age 5 could be averted through changes in household behaviors. Changing household behaviors is what Food for the Hungry (FH) works toward in our health programs. One tool is Care Groups. Weekly lessons teach members ways to improve all aspects [...]
FH works in the northern part of Cambodia which is a former stronghold of the Khmer Rouge. During the war and genocide of 1975-1979, social institutions and people who staffed them were intentionally wiped out. Religious temples were destroyed, banks and money were burned, and 1-2 million businesspeople, school teachers and other educated Cambodians were murdered [...]
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