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What voices speak into your life?

From the back room of my house, I stood getting ready for my day. I could hear the TV on in the next room and I began to listen, analyzing the script and the voices, trying to guess what show was on. It didn’t take me long to make a guess… and I was right. […]

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Boy in green sweater with pen

Pen, paper and a future in Guatemala

The photographer’s caption tells me the image comes from a place where Food for the Hungry works called “Rio Azul,” or “Blue River,” in Guatemala’s Ixil Triangle region.  But I see a story far beyond a young child poised to draw something. The green in little boy’s sweater mirrors the thick vegetation I remember from […]

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just a little lyrical inspiration

Sitting down at my desk in the morning, I set up my playlist. Always a new tune or two to keep things lively. My co-workers frequently give me a scare when then tap me on the shoulder after realizing they’ve been conversing with themselves for several minutes. Headphones on high, I tune into the days […]

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From Hopeless to Blessed: Partnerships Save and Transform Lives

Wilfred lived at the top of a steep hill in the Haitian village of Lespinasse. His shack was made of sticks and mud and smelled of disease and neglect. Diabetes had rendered Wilfred blind, sick, helpless and difficult to look at. “My spirit was deeply troubled when I first met Wilfred,” remembers Heidi Hatch, Field […]

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Breaking the bonds of child slavery

“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners….”  Isaiah 61:1 She never smiled, talked or played. She never had […]

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One in three people lives without a toilet

Some people consider toilets dirty — their germs dangerous. But others see them as icons of health that actually save lives. Today, a full 36 percent of the world's population lives without a toilet, says the newest data from theWorld Health Organization. That's one in three. This lack of sanitation is the primary cause of […]

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Angel, age 24 — first in his community to reach college

I was a sponsored child with Food for the Hungry. I grew up in the community of Saraxoch, in Guatemala. My parents never went to school, and they always struggled to find stable work, but they made my education a priority. That's why I studied hard to prove to them that they were not wasting […]

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Karate teacher strikes back against HIV/AIDS

This story comes from FH staff member Renee Targos. Through Food for the Hungry's HIV/AIDS program in Haiti, people are winning the fight. Jure Gaston lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Once a physically strong man working as a karate teacher, Jure became so ill he was unable to stand. He didn't understand what was happening to his […]

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BACK TO HAITI — Pushing back AIDS in the midst of an emergency

As the second anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake approaches (Jan. 12), we're taking a look at the work God accomplished through Food for the Hungry in the past year. HTTP://CANEXBACK.COM This time last year, we reported how the earthquake made way for more HIV infections in Haiti because attention to HIV prevention and care was […]

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BACK TO HAITI — How to protect vulnerable girls from slavery

As the second anniversary of Haiti's massive earthquake approaches (Jan. 12), we're taking a look at the work God accomplished through Food for the Hungry in the past year. HTTP://CANEXBACK.COM/ Only since 1982 have Haitian women been considered equal to their husbands in legal status (not subject to their husbands as minors) and allowed to […]

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