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Arminda Choque: A Community Mother Leader

Poverty, lack of education, short life expectancy, poor sanitation and personal hygiene, malnutrition, chronic illness are not strangers to the people living in the community of Molle Cancha, Toro Toro, Bolivia. Families struggle to survive every day. Food for the Hungry (FH) facilitators in Bolivia are helping these people and others like them by making […]

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Scott Cunningham with his family

Reflecting on working with FH in Nicaragua

  Scott Cunningham has been serving Food for the Hungry (FH) in Chinandega, Nicaragua, for the past four years. He has worked in pastoral and staff training, working closely with employees of FH. When he left for Nicaragua, he was married with two children. Scott and his wife have had two more children while living […]

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Tim Waninger with his sponsored children.

Sponsor Story: Tim Waninger

Tim Waninger started sponsoring a child through Food for the Hungry (FH) in 2008. Right away, he began to write his sponsored child letters and visited her community in the Dominican Republic a year later. His sponsored child was Nicole, a teenage girl who lived with her mother and sister, Ana. When Tim met Nicole […]

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Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry President/CEO

Humbled by Coffee Growers

Since accepting the position of President and CEO of Food for the Hungry (FH), I have been eager to hear and learn about the opportunities and challenges of our fields. In early November,  my wife, Tricia, and I had the honor and privilege to join the incredible leadership of our Latin America and Caribbean fields […]

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Growing a Mother’s Confidence

When you feel like you can’t learn, you feel imprisoned. That’s how many mothers feel living in poverty. They feel cut off from the possibilities of reaching beyond their situation. One mother who lived in Toro Toro in Bolivia really felt stifled. Her name is Zenobia. Married to a man named Carlos Choque and the […]

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Big Hearts of Volunteers

I took a bus for one hour, and then a motor-taxi to a community called Ovalo Heroes Cenepa in Peru. It’s a community where Food for the Hungry has worked for about 10 years. The weather was mild, but quickly darkened. I went into the community’s control room, where there is a speaker. A call […]

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Desperate Children Immigrating Alone

Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer cried foul when hundreds of unaccompanied children were dropped off at the bus station in Phoenix in June, bringing national attention to a growing illegal immigration issue. According to numerous news reports, these children hailed primarily from Central America – Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. They, along with at least 47,000 […]

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Getting Over Fears

We all have those things about ourselves that we don’t like or feel confident about. Sometimes those fears hold us back from God’s calling on our lives—which is why we need each other to overcome these challenges. For the last two years, Isabel Bernaldo Jara has served as a mother leader in her community of […]

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves Thousands Homeless

On April 10, 2014, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Nicaragua, originating in Lake Managua, in the southwestern region of the municipality of La Paz Centro. Within the first five days, there were 400 seismic events nationwide, with a frequency range of 41 to 96 per day. A total of 2,403 homes […]

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Peru Recipe: Olluco with Charqui

Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the Huancavelica communities in Peru where Olluco with Charqui (dried meat) is a traditional food. Olluco, also known as Ullucus, is a cross between a jicama and potato. Despite containing highly nutritious ingredients such as olluco, jerky and rice, Mrs. Rosa, who is a volunteer mother in Cachi […]

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