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- The Promise of a New Beginning
New beginnings. Sometimes they’re exciting. Like the promise of spring. Or a new relationship we’ve hoped for. Other times they’re scary. Like starting a new job or moving to a different city. Exciting or scary, new beginnings all contain a certain energy. One of the things I like about working for Food for the Hungry […]
- What a Difference a Cow Makes in Burundi
Faced with ethnic discrimination and unrest, displaced millions and stalled agricultural and economic development for over two decades, Burundi is considered one of Africa’s poorest nations. Yet its resilient and joyful people are working hard to rebuild a peaceful nation through sustainable means with the help of Food for the Hungry (FH). Agricultural and […]
- An Inconvenience or a Sign of Privilege?
On Monday morning, a surprise was waiting for my family in the kitchen. We heard unusual creaking sounds when we walked near the kitchen sink. Upon closer inspection, we noticed signs of water damage. Sure enough, when we looked under the kitchen sink, we discovered a water leak that had soaked cabinets, a wall, and […]
- Teen Gives Up Data Plan To Sponsor Child
Lauren Yost is a 15-year-old student from Pennsylvania. She, with her parents, is also a child sponsor. However, it wasn’t easy for Lauren to begin with Food for the Hungry (FH). “It always sounded fun to write to a kid in a different country and tell them about God’s love, but I didn’t think I could […]
- Maria Mejia’s Livelihood Transformation
At the heart of the Food for the Hungry (FH) program model is the welfare of the most vulnerable people in a community, typically children and the elderly. Programs transform communities by focusing on four key areas of interventions: Health, Livelihoods, Disaster Relief Reduction (DRR)/Response and Education. A livelihood is a way of earning enough to feed and […]
- Why Do Children Need Social Skills for Life?
Biblical Background Throughout history, in many societies, children (and childhoods) have often been undervalued. The different concepts of childhood from generational cultural patterns, the prevailing socio-economic context and the theological interpretations or paradigms generated by religious philosophies, largely encouraged a chronic state of neglect and cruelty to children. The event that reveals this situation, and […]
- The Dominican Republic through God’s Eyes
“Let me see this world, dear Lord, as though I were looking through your eyes; For if once I could see this world the way you see, I just know I’d serve you more faithfully.” From the Song “Looking Through His Eyes” by Mike Otto Many people reading this blog post may tend to look at […]
- Positive Changes in Mentawai Indonesia
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working in Indonesia after the December 2004 tsunami that killed 283,000 people. We help people in devastated communities to rebuild their lives and their homes. In 2011, we began long-term development work in agriculture, education and income generation. Here are some of the areas in which we’ve been engaged: […]
- Why End Poverty?
Seemingly insurmountable goals do not make for compelling missions. We are accustomed to getting things accomplished. We have tools that allow us to work on several things at once. We enjoy seeing progress towards our goals. We like to check off boxes. And we do NOT enjoy working on things that can’t be fixed. That […]
- Educating Families on Education in Bangladesh
Most parents consider the education of their children as one of the basic needs of life and do not compromise to provide them with it. But sadly, not all children are lucky enough to have support from their parents. Many children in Bangladesh do not have the access or parents do not have the ability […]