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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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BACK TO HAITI — Victories in clean water, health and hygiene

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 If you've been around FH for a while, you know we don't give a lot of handouts because they're simply not that helpful in the […]

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BACK TO HAITI — What if your child's education cost 20-70% of your annual income? Would you still send him to school — could you?

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://www.canexback.com I'm no math whiz. Trust me. But it's not too hard to figure out why so many Haitian children go uneducated when school costs $75-250 a year, […]

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WORLD AIDS DAY–More people than ever are living with HIV. Why is this GOOD news??

Today is World AIDS Day — a day when the global community takes a hard look at the AIDS pandemic and our progress in defeating it. The United Nations said 2011 was a “game changing year” for the AIDS response (source). HTTP://WWW.CANEXBACK.COM/ The good news is that fewer people are dying from HIV than ever before, meaning […]

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How a toilet can display the love of Christ

In the last Poverty 180: Water post, we saw the strong link between good hygiene, clean water and physical health. In discussions about clean water, improved sanitation is a major player. The World Health organizationdiscusses the two together and says that while safe drinking water is becoming more accessible worldwide, we still have a long way to […]

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Americans with disabilities help send children in extreme poverty to school

In many cases, the only thing standing between children born into extreme poverty and their education is a simple set of school supplies. It’s not that poor communities don’t have school supplies; rather, they might cost the equivalent of one or two days’ work, and in that case, it’s easy to see why the poorest […]

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The power of God’s Word heals families

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Ethel, Edwin and their three daughters might not be a whole family today, were it not for the Word of God being injected into […]

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Lifelong learning helps a Guatemalan grandma care for her family

“I want my grandchildren to grow healthy; that is the reason I am dedicating my time to learn about agriculture,” says 44-year-old Dominga who always has been an active member of her community high in the hills of Guatamala. Guatemala’s children have the highest rate of chronic malnutrition in all of Latin America, and it’s […]

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Striving to help mothers give birth to an HIV-free generation

“I think this is one of the best things we could ever do for HIV; it’s one of the most successful prevention methods,” says FH’s HIV/AIDS programs coordinator, Kim Buttonow, MPH. “You can have an HIV-free generation.” By expanding the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), children of HIV-positive mothers actually could choose whether to protect […]

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Four causes of violence against women in the Dominican Republic

“Never before have I seen a woman that’s eight months pregnant killed by her husband, and then he shoots himself,” says Dr. Martha Butler de Lister, the FH country director for the Dominican Republic (D.R.). Martha grew up in the D.R., and she has noticed a rising trend in violence — violence against women in […]

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