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How to save lives during extreme drought: Give water to the animals

Today, the United Nations declared famine in parts of the Horn of Africa — resulting from the past few years of unpredictable weather and extreme drought. There hasn’t been an official famine since 1984-85. One of the ways FH is helping save lives in this region is by caring for the animals on which so many people […]

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VIDEO – Living in community is a weapon against HIV/AIDS in Kenya

Take a 5-minute journey to the north of Kenya — to a town called Marsabit where HIV feeds off people’s extreme poverty, their lack of knowledge about the disease, and a negative social stigma against those who have it. In the unique culture of Marsabit, community is a powerful force. FH harnesses the power of community and […]

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What do my Coke and M&M’S have to do with droughts in Kenya?

In an age when my bananas come from Ecuador and my soap was made in China, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that when I drink a Coke or savor some M&M’S, I’m consuming materials that could have originated in the vast deserts of Northern Kenya … a sticky substance that helps families survive even […]

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Kenyan church rejects social stigma, reaching out to HIV/AIDS victims

In this post: nutritional support as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS This is the last story in our blog series about FH”s strategy to stop HIV/AIDS in some of the world”s most vulnerable places. So far, we”ve looked at: Prevention Compassionate care Access to medical care Increased household income “The group members have now accepted their status […]

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Have you ever wondered about this?

Have you ever wondered what a young woman born into extreme poverty does when she gets her period? How does she manage it in a place without drug stores, and how does it affect her daily life? At the very least, for women in poverty who lack basic hygiene supplies, this monthly event halts the […]

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Against all odds, HIV-positive single mother gains strength to care for her own children

In this post: increased household income as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In this world, you need money to do pretty much anything. You can’t survive very long without income or someone else to take care of you. So what would happen to your children if you were a single parent who fell desperately ill and had […]

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Remembering the poor in a forgotten place

In this post: Access to medical care as a tool to stop HIV/AIDS In Galatians 2:10, Paul mentions how important it is for believers to “remember the poor.” Few places in the world display this notion more obviously than the Tumaini Medical Center in Marsabit, Kenya. This part of Kenya is also referred to as the Northern […]

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How to collect *clean* water in a desert on top of a rock

Question: How do you provide a steady supply of clean water to about 1,500 people in this type of environment…. Annual rainfall is about 12-18 inches Sits atop bedrock, making a traditional borehole-style well impossible Nearest possible borehole location is about 47 miles away During the dry season, there may be 6 months without a drop […]

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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What it’s like to fight for clean water

I mentioned in the last blog post how FH works in some pretty harsh places — harsh especially when it comes to finding a steady source of clean water. Even for expert scientists and engineers, an endeavor like this can be messy, laborious and frustrating. In September, our friends at charity:water celebrated their fourth birthday. They’ve installed more than […]

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