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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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Sharing burdens around the world

Just over two years ago I found myself facing every parent’s worst nightmare. My 15-month-old son suddenly began showing some very strange symptoms. He suddenly was not able to walk on one of his legs. After feeling it all over and realizing he did not seem to be in any type of pain I decided […]

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Meet Angelique

Village Savings Groups Save Lives

Meet Angelique. She’s a compilation of women I’ve met in rural Rwanda – all facing dire circumstances and looking to Food for the Hungry (FH) for help. Angelique has four children. She and her husband Thomas are subsistence farmers and harvest their crop of maize and beans once a year. What they don’t eat, they […]

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The moment I learned I’m just a big wimp

March 8 is the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women and reaffirm our commitment to gender equality. This week, Poverty 180 focuses on women in relation to clean water, education, HIV/AIDS and gender-based injustice. It’s a girl’s job: The back-bending task of collecting water In the two-thirds world, collecting water is a job […]

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