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World Water Day Photo Essay

Within the next minute, another child under the age of 5 will die from diarrhea caused by the lack of clean drinking water, poor sanitation and unsafe hygiene practices. At Food for the Hungry (FH), we don’t think that’s okay. One of the ways we help parents raise strong and healthy children is by providing […]

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Clean Water — Let’s Be Part of the Solution Together

Let’s not overthink this. Water is elemental to life and prosperity. Since the beginning of humanity, water has influenced where we live, what we eat, how we conduct business and nearly every other aspect of our lives. Today, those who have abundant and potable water often take it for granted. And those who don’t, implore […]

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Cool, Clear Water

Most people in developed countries live with the miracle of immediate access to cool, clear, potable water. It is available on-demand, all day every day and all night every night. It is as close as the nearest faucet. For most of us that distance is measure in a matter of a few feet. We have […]

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8 Days of Giving: Day 4 – Water Filter

In this story, Jesus stopped at Jacob’s Well in the town of Samaria called Sychar and asked a Samaritan woman for a drink. This woman was an outcast in her own community and someone a Jew wouldn’t normally talk to. Something special happened on this meeting though, she became the first person in the Gospel of John to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

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Digging For Water Changed His Life

Finding at least one water source for each family to increase food production was a primary focus for us in nine drought-prone districts of the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Over the past fiscal year, a total of 22 rivers and springs were developed and diverted. In addition, 202 shallow wells were dug for irrigation. As […]

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Kenya Defecation Free Zone: Building Latrines to Save Lives

When you live in a society in which personal hygiene and public sanitation are inherent, it may be difficult to imagine the absence of Open Defecation Free (ODF) areas. In many communities where Food for the Hungry (FH) works, ODFs are revolutionary. In Kenya, FH is helping traditionally semi-nomadic tribes to learn to settle down and […]

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Building Canals in Ethiopia

  A canal cut through the barren hills of Achete Wonz village in Ethiopia, to funnel water from a nearby river to the farm of Yaregal Eshetu. Unfortunately, the canal had cracks. The amount of water getting to Yaregal’s field was minimal, so he could only plant half his land with chickpeas and maize. At […]

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The Story in Children’s Eyes

Children living in Ethiopia’s rural areas don’t need to say a word to tell a story about their life. You can see it in their eyes … stories about their health, hope, frustration, nutrition level and more. At the end of May, I visited Food for the Hungry’s (FH) Sisga project in Ethiopia with a […]

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A Walk to the Water Well

If you were thirsty, imagine taking a six-hour round trip to get some dirty H2O. That’s what Semegn, a 20-year-old mother from Ethiopia, went through to get water. She is the mother of a 2-year-old daughter and lives in Lay Gayint district in Taria Georgies village. And she wasn’t alone in her hardship. According to […]

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World Water Day: H2O, Energy and Poverty

World Water Day (WWD) is held annually on March 22 to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. This year, WWD addresses the very important link between water and energy in the context of sustainable development. Without water, there is no energy. Likewise, energy is required […]

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