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A Renewed Life: Preventing Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, AIDS

Take a moment to think about a young child experiencing the horror of his father or mother dying right before his eyes with the dreadful disease of AIDS. Even worse, he knows that he has tested positive for HIV that, in time and without proper treatment, could also take his life. It’s hard to imagine […]

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Child Healed from Burn Accident

We do our best to teach children about safety, and we hope it will stick. But sometimes, accidents still happen. And sometimes, we just don’t have the means to make it all better — unless someone helps us out. Alex, an 8-year-old sponsored child, was alone one day in his home in Bolivia. He was […]

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Words from a Mother

In Burundi, 39 percent of children under age 5 are underweight and there is a high mortality rate for these little ones. Many times, the causes of malnutrition are preventable. A Burundian woman named Noella who lives in Kinyinya, found out just in time how to keep her little girl healthy through Food for the […]

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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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Burundi: A Boy’s Generosity

It was a particularly cheery day for millions of people in Burundi. The air was festive as pregnant women, new mothers and young children made the long trek from their homes to the clinics. It was the last day of Burundi’s national health campaign, a yearly project initiated by the country’s Ministry of Health and […]

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iDevelopment: Steve Jobs, simplicity and ending poverty

Whether or not you own a “magical piece of glass” (as Apple likes to refer to it) such as an iPhone or an iPad, you might be familiar with the products and why people like them. What if I told you that just as Apple is to the electronics industry, Food for the Hungry (FH) […]

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Coffee, chocolate, tea – and help the poor

Are you a coffee drinker? Or a chocolate lover? Maybe you like your tea at 3 p.m.? Think about enjoying your favorite treat and helping the poor at the same time. That is what fair trade is all about. And that’s the mission of Trade as One. It’s a company promoting fair trade products to […]

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Women healing from abuse

As the plane danced in the skies during the hour-long flight to Kalemie, an eastern city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – I thought about the abused women healing in this region. Then, I couldn’t help but wonder: “What went wrong in the Congo?” I first visited the massive central African country in […]

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Party in Belo: How child sponsorship succeeds

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 […]

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