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Different Cultures – Different Problems – Similar Solutions

Wouldn’t it be wonderful, if when we were sick, we could go to one place, take one pill and have that one pill solve any sickness that we have? I don’t know if that will ever happen in the realm of healthcare, but there are cures for many of the issues of life that people […]

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Conquering the Vicious Cycle of Domestic Violence

  Can you imagine the horror of living every day expecting to be choked or beaten by your spouse or parent you have trusted to care for you? Domestic violence is a common problem worldwide, but it is especially prominent in societies with traditional beliefs that devalue women. Since 2000, the International Day for the Elimination of […]

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Different Christmas Traditions

In Bolivia, some of the communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works are far from the reach of television, toy catalogs or the tradition of Santa Claus. So, what do Christmas traditions look like in these places? To find out, we asked children in rural Bolivia how they celebrate Christmas. Marcelo remarked, “At Christmas, […]

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Empowering Leaders for Saving Lives

Food for the Hungry (FH) is being recognized for innovation in helping vulnerable people. InterAction and FedEx selected FH as one of their top six candidates to receive the 2013 “The FedEx Award for Innovations in Disaster Preparedness.”  The award’s goal is to bring awareness to programs that are efficient and effective in saving lives […]

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Coffee, chocolate, tea – and help the poor

Are you a coffee drinker? Or a chocolate lover? Maybe you like your tea at 3 p.m.? Think about enjoying your favorite treat and helping the poor at the same time. That is what fair trade is all about. And that’s the mission of Trade as One. It’s a company promoting fair trade products to […]

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FH Bloggers travel to Guatemala

Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Guatemala in 1976 after an earthquake killed more than 22,000 people and left 1 million without homes. Since then, Guatemala has faced many natural disasters and economic challenges. FH is working hard to fight malnourishment, keep children in school and build healthy communities in the mountains north […]

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I’m headed to Guatemala. Will you join me?

I’m excited to join Lindsey Nobles to lead a team of Food for the Hungry (FH) bloggers to Guatemala from August 4-9. It is my first trip with FH. And my first – in over a decade – to Latin America. Life has been so busy lately that I haven’t taken the time to sit down […]

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Ethiopian mother with young son

Making Mom happy

What does it take to make Mom happy?  I’ve visited nearly 20 countries in the 17 years I’ve worked with Food for the Hungry (FH), and it seems all mothers want the same things. They want their children to be healthy and happy. They yearn for their kids to finish school. If you probe deeper, […]

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Luisa Llampa

The inspiration of motherhood

With Mother’s Day barreling toward us, I’m reflecting on the topic of motherhood. We all have our favorite mom stories—tales of how our mothers nurtured us into the people we are today. My own mom taught me I could do whatever I wanted to put the time and energy into learning and achieving. She banished […]

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Give parents hope for their children

My son, Alexander, age 4, is having a medical procedure done to repair a tight-tongue. While this is a minor surgery, I’m afraid for him. Even though my little boy will be operated on by a highly-trained doctor in a world-class medical facility, I don’t want to see my son in pain. But my family […]

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