Tag Archives | Rwanda

It’s Not Easy Being Cynthia in Rwanda

Cynthia will be 9 years old this year. This, and the preceding years, are the ones where a child’s life is about innocent play, enjoying family and early education. But that is not necessarily true for children like Cynthia who are growing up in Rwanda. Cynthia was fortunate to be born after the genocide in […]

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Something Old, Something New in FH Projects

No, we aren’t talking about what a bride should wear to her wedding! Rather, we are talking about 2014 melting into 2015, and the role Food for the Hungry (FH) finds itself playing during that transition. There are a number of FH projects – sponsored programs that will come to an end on December 31. Programs that dedicated […]

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Traveler’s Lament

I’ve recently been traveling overseas. There’s always some business purpose that motivates my travel. I start with enthusiasm. But as aspiration turns into reality, I find trip preparation stressful. First, there’s the planning phase. How many nights will I be gone? “Yikes, Mr. Travel Agent, is that the best we can do? Where’s that layover? […]

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Aiding Antoinette . . . and 500 Others

Umutoniwase Antoinette is 57 years old. She was 37 when tragedy struck on an almost unimaginable scale. Many people recall little about their own lives in 1994, let alone things that happened half the world away in a country whose name is hard to spell. Antoinette remembers. She was there when 800,000 people from the […]

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Picture Your Church in Rwanda

Imagine if only one out of every 10 homes in your neighborhood had any kind of piped water. How would your community look different, and what would your priorities be? Recently I learned about a region of Rwanda called Nyagihanga where the lack of clean water is a daily reality. Food for the Hungry has begun […]

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The Organic Farming Network

As many celebrate taking care of God’s creation on Earth Day, marked on April 22, Food for the Hungry (FH) is contributing to teaching others to be good stewards of our environment. FH has introduced organic farming practices to Burundian farmers for providing more food to help reduce the two-thirds of the population living below […]

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Rwanda: Country of Hope

In my six years with Food for the Hungry (FH), I have traveled to 15-plus countries. Each country has threads of similarities, but ultimately, each makes its own unique fabric. Rwanda was by far one of the most surprising countries I have visited. On my first visit to Kigali, Rwanda, I was there on study […]

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Rwandan Genocide: Repairing Hope

During 100 horrifying days in 1994, approximately 800,000 Tutsi people were systematically killed in what is now known as the Rwandan Genocide. The massacre left many surviving children, such as 6-year-old Liberatha Ingabrire, as the heads of their families. Between April and July 1994, approximately 95,000 children were orphaned, more were displaced from their families. […]

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Rwanda: Guest Speaker in Phoenix

Join us in Phoenix on Wednesday, October 9, for an unforgettable conversation with Russel Mushanga, Country Director of Food for the Hungry (FH) in Rwanda. Holistic Discipleship in Rwanda with Russel Mushanga Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at 9 a.m. Food for the Hungry 1224 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Many of us think of […]

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You never forget your first National Geographic moment.

You never forget your first National Geographic moment. Mine was in 2007… Rwanda. I was interning for Food for the Hungry (FH) as student photojournalist. A kid with a camera and sense of adventure – I knew nothing about poverty, FH or Africa. And there I was, in the middle of a war torn country, hearing stories of genocide […]

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