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statistics can be alarming

Do you feel crushed under the weight of that statement? Statistics can be alarming. But much like the alarm that wakes you up in the morning – it might make you move initially – but you won’t think about it until you hear it again tomorrow. And for a moment we might drop our jaws […]

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Small businesses are key to South Sudan success as a nation.

A lesson from a taxi driver in Bor, South Sudan

If you travel to South Sudan, you will within 15 minutes of your arrival realize that it’s a harsh place. The new country born just a year ago is having a new beginning after nearly melting away under the heat of Africa’s longest civil war. All systems collapsed under the weight of the war; health, […]

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Thoughts and Shots – #fhbloggers ethiopia series (via @inspiredrd)

ALYSA BAJENARU: Dietitian, Personal Trainer, Cook, Crafter, Wife, Mom, proud wearer of onion-goggles. New Celiac. Official dietitian of Mamavation& Baby Boot Camp. Alysa has one of the top nutritional blogs in America, is the personal nutritionist for Mamavation, and has been, for the past few months, the personal nutritionist for BlogHer. Alysa directs her passion to […]

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Why I Said “YES” To Food for the Hungry’s #fhbloggers Trip To Ethiopia (via @todaysletters)

EMILY LOERKE: A Dallas girl that believes it would be the perfect city if it were only in the mountains, right by the ocean with a downtown ballpark, four real seasons, and a ready supply of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Emily has been on staff at Watermark Community Church for the past seven years, and […]

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Rodney King, a Heart’s Cry and Healing Relationships

The news media announced this week that Rodney King (47 years old) has passed away. I was completely struck by the reporting on King’s life that I watched on one evening news report. The story was titled Remembering the Complicated Life Story of Rodney King. Here are a few things that seemed significant: King never […]

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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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Becoming a wife and a mother, while still a child – Part 1

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about what it means to be born a girl — a girl born into poverty versus one born into wealth — and how incredibly different their paths can be. We've examined in recent posts how gender-based injustice inhibits a girl's chances at getting education, having a voice in society, protecting her own […]

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Outcast tribe receives first-ever written alphabet and real hope for a future free from oppression

This story comes from David Burton, International Communications Officer for FH. Alomgir is a young man at the forefront of his tribe’s escape from poverty. He is a member of the Koda tribe in western Bangladesh. The Koda people (above) never before had an alphabet for their own language; they suffer from marginalization, living poor lives […]

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