My name is Jason Musgrave. I’m a part of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Hunger Corps, which means I raise support to work in long-term missions with FH in Guatemala. I train FH field staff and check up on savings groups. Being in the field, I get to see amazing changes happen. Such as, how [...]
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13) The word joy jumps out at me in Romans 15:13. The concept of being filled with joy (and peace) is amazing. How often do we [...]
Today, we are sacrificing the quality of our interactions, for quantity. But we must be good listeners if we want to End Poverty.
It happened again today — FREEDOM! Believe it or not, an Excel spreadsheet made my day. Each Saturday morning I enter the figures from the receipts I’ve gathered in my wallet all week, into a sheet that keeps my household budget. My spread sheet divides my spending into about twelve categories and each receipt finds [...]
This is not a stump speech, an endorsement, or even a subversive political plea.
This is a reminder and a gift. A message of hope.
As our TV’s sets and news feeds monotonously tune in to the steady screeching of political debate, party pundits and campaigning figureheads, I believe it is important to take a deep breath, and REMEMBER THE POOR. There is no doubt that any election is an important and historical event. We should care about elected leaders, their ideas and what they stand for. But let’s not loose sight of the most monumental opportunities of hope we may ever face.
It’s a common sight for those that visit developing countries. The city is crowded, hot, ripe with life and decay at the same time. Thousands of people walk around, barter, converse and live life on these streets. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, the story is no different. Rickshaws and busses play an endless game of leapfrog through [...]
A livelihood is your way of earning enough to feed and provide for your family. It encompasses everything from your job to your healthcare, education and skills training. It also includes having the resources to pay for family events and unexpected expenses. At Food for the Hungry ( FH), we consider a vulnerable family’s livelihood sustainable [...]
The sounds of car horns, bird calls, bike bells and the stench of the open sewers surrounded me as I walked through a Dhaka slum in flip-flops. Wandering through a labyrinth of alleyways and small streets, my guide was leading me to meet a group of mothers who were game changers. Social influencers. Women [...]
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 [...]
You might be asking yourself, “Why Bangladesh?” You might be wondering, “Where is Bangladesh? I have never heard of this place!” You might be thinking, “Why would I go there and what would we do?” These are great questions and I am so glad you asked! Surrounded by India on all sides, Bangladesh is the size [...]
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