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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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Who Is This Girl?

Who is she? That’s what other students wanted to know about Thong Mi Thona. Year after year, she would sit without speaking to her classmates. She never showed emotion—never got too excited or laughed. Often, she looked sad and deep in thought. She did not join the children’s club or participate in socializing. She struggled […]

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Air Dropping Food in South Sudan

A year ago, Food for the Hungry (FH) had offices in South Sudan. We were excited to help this new country establish communities and rebuild. With seven South Sudan offices in Malakal, Bor, Old Fangak, Waat, Lankein and Ulang—we were ready to work. Today, the Malakal office is burned down and the others are looted. […]

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Fifth Birthday and Beyond…

This year, 6 million fewer children will die before their fifth birthday than 25 years ago. U.S. foreign assistance has played a leading role in achieving these results, dramatically improving children’s health and survival worldwide. Food for the Hungry (FH) is proud to work alongside USAID in its effort to end preventable child and maternal […]

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Best Known Verse in the Bible

John 3:16 is probably the best known verse in the Bible.  When TV camera crews pan the crowds at pro football games, we often see placards referring to it.  It’s important, though, to read the next verse too: 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in […]

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4 Million Face Famine in South Sudan

Three years ago, the streets of South Sudan’s capital Juba were filled with revelry as residents and international dignitaries celebrated the new nation’s independence from Sudan, thus ending decades of bloody war. However, high hopes for peace and prosperity were short-lived. In December 2013, fighting between government troops and rebel forces erupted. Within weeks, the […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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Being Wired Into Community

It’s easy to focus on the many challenges and frustrations of trying to do technical work and support in Food for the Hungry’s (FH) communities in Uganda. Your typical day can be interrupted anytime when the power goes off or when your Internet service cuts out. You’re fortunate if your office has a good-working generator […]

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Honey Sweetens Family’s Life

Sultan Hassen was convinced that divorce was the only way to save his wife’s life. At age 24, he earned 62 cents a day to feed himself, his wife and four children in Wanji Village, Ethiopia. “I had no special skills with any kind of handcrafts,” said Sultan. “Poverty crept into our house and eating […]

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Bridges to Understanding

I hurt my foot the other day. It wasn’t serious, but it caused me to limp. I didn’t want to limp. I didn’t want the attention or the inevitable questions. After a while, I mostly forgot about the limp, unless someone noticed and asked. Even when I was walking as “normally” as I could, my […]

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