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Julia Nickel: Journey of Inspiration

Food for the Hungry (FH) relies on the services of many volunteers and advocates—and we want to honor them by telling their stories of inspiration! Julia Nickel is one of FH’s great volunteers who serves in the Phoenix. Once a week she reports to the child sponsorship department to help stuff welcome packets and letters. […]

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Communities Raising Children Together

In the Philippines, it’s common for parents to have family members, neighbors or household help care for their children while they work in the city. In many closely-knit towns and neighborhoods, someone’s child is everybody’s baby. Yes, raising a child is a community affair. In the Philippines, Food for the Hungry (FH) builds on this […]

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Creating Sustainable Change

How do you create sustainable change? You empower leaders to envision and lead plans for  their community. Food for the Hungry (FH) works with community members to coach and train them to be leaders—we call it capacity building. Each year in Cambodia, FH staff and community leaders identify one or two priorities for the community. […]

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Poverty is No More My Destiny

The following is the story of a woman named Kibeme that I met at Alem Tena villagew in southern Ethiopia. When I met her at her hut’s door step, she held a framed picture, the proof of the story that she was about to share with me. The picture showed her old and new huts. […]

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Mothers Ending Poverty

Mothers are key players in ending poverty. All over the world, Food for the Hungry (FH) is investing in mothers by educating them in health, agriculture, small business management, finances and more. One exceptional way women are partnering with FH to reduce child mortality is by serving as mother leaders in care groups. FH trains […]

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The Healthy Truth

False beliefs can hinder us from making good decisions—and sometimes even from making choices that save a life. That was the case for a mother named Kyambi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). She believed in an untrue explanation about vaccinations that almost caused her daughter to die. Living in Mwingiji village in […]

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A Faithful Mother

Every time I go to Food for the Hungry (FH) communities in Guatemala, I find stories that make me say, “God is good!” Like the story of Margarita, a faithful women of the community of Chioya in Alta Verapaz. She has the prettiest smile I’ve ever seen. Her eyes reflect love and kindness even though […]

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A Break From Destruction

What if this is where you lived? As a child, you wouldn’t be able to find a safe place to play. Schools have been flattened, there would be nowhere to learn. The destruction around you would be a constant reminder of all that you lost. In the Philippines, recovery is slow from Typhoon Haiyan as […]

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves Thousands Homeless

On April 10, 2014, an earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Nicaragua, originating in Lake Managua, in the southwestern region of the municipality of La Paz Centro. Within the first five days, there were 400 seismic events nationwide, with a frequency range of 41 to 96 per day. A total of 2,403 homes […]

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Sugarcane Blossoms in Bangladesh

I recently traveled to Food for the Hungry’s Habashpur project in mid-western Bangladesh. It was there I met one of our beneficiaries, Hashi Begum. She shared her story about how her father was a poor farmer. How it was difficult for him to provide for his children. Hashi studied and graduated from eighth grade in […]

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