Tag Archives | poverty

Different Christmas Traditions

In Bolivia, some of the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works are far from the reach of television, toy catalogs or the tradition of Santa Claus. So, what do Christmas traditions look like in these places? To find out, we asked children in rural Bolivia how they celebrate Christmas. Marcelo remarked, “At Christmas, […]

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Inspiring Hope: “All things are possible for one who believes…”

Confession: I am an optimist. I feel stronger when I’m positive. When asked what kind of animal best defines my personality, I answer…Golden Retriever. The glass is always half full. And in college, I was dubbed “sunshine” for my best-case-scenario outlooks that matched my abnormally blonde mane and glowing complexion. But I’m also a product […]

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Westgate Mall: Being a Light in Nairobi

The tragic terrorist attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, is yet another reminder of the evil that permeates our world. Yet, it is another reason for why our resolve toward grace and compassion must be stronger. History has shown that some of the greatest battles against evil and injustice have been won through the […]

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Empowering Leaders for Saving Lives

Food for the Hungry (FH) is being recognized for innovation in helping vulnerable people. InterAction and FedEx selected FH as one of their top six candidates to receive the 2013 “The FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness.”  The award’s goal is to bring awareness to programs that are efficient and effective in saving lives […]

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5 Easy Tips for Fighting Poverty

The topic of poverty is discussed a lot these days with refugees in Syria, war in the Congo, and even economic struggles here in the United States. It seems that poverty is affecting everyone these days. But the silver lining is that things are getting better. Anti-poverty campaigns in South East Asia, Latin America and […]

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Giving Milagros Hope

A girl named Milagros was born with a severe cleft lip and palate in La Florida, Peru. The facial deformity made it difficult for her to eat and speak. With her lip showing an opening up to her nose, other children and adults were cruel to her. Because she lived in extreme poverty, surgery was […]

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The necessary work of love

“If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere.  So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”  1 Corinthians 13:3, The Message There are passages of Scripture […]

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Meet a Father and Grandfather from Syria

Join me on a journey to the Syrian region—where my heart was broken by the horrors of war.  Meet the people living as refugees whose faces and stories tell of the suffering and loss  brought on from losing loved ones, homes and ways of life. Time after time, as I sat with Syrian refugees in […]

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We are culture makers

I remember the first time someone said that to me. “Stop trying to find culture, you are culture, you’re creating it.” I thought that guy had lost his mind. I’d spent the last several years traveling through many countries and taking in different cultures – trying to cram pieces of all of them into my […]

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Hidden Hunger: Nutrient Deficiency

Does this phrase sound familiar? “Eat your peas and carrots!” Chances are that you’ve heard your mother utter this phrase  on a number of occasions throughout your childhood. And as much as you (likely) loathed any food that fell into  the vegetable category, chances are your mom faithfully reminded you of why you needed them […]

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