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Child Sponsorship Provides Medical Care

Did you know child sponsorship helps provide medical attention to your child and other children? Many of us take medical care for granted. When flu season approaches, many of us flock to the doctor to get vaccinations. When our allergies kick in, we head to the nearest pharmacy to get some allergy medicine. When we […]

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Sagebrush Church: Reaching Children

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.  – 1 Corinthians 3:7 (ESV) Recently, my colleague Heidi Heinrich and I went to Albuquerque, N.M. We spent some time with the amazing staff of Sagebrush Community Church, one of Food for the Hungry’s (FH) partner churches. […]

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Bucket of Leeks: Gardening to End Poverty

After Cambodia’s civil war in 1987, many families in the Anlong Veng area were unable to pursue gardening and bought vegetables imported from Thailand. They spent their little money on vegetables—and on medical care. The vegetables were sprayed with a toxic chemical fertilizer that caused families to be sick. Chhit Pok’s family faced the same […]

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Recipe for Saving a Life

Information is all around us for improving life. Bombarding us on the radio, television and computer—we are constantly being educated. While this steady stream of latest studies might seem like a nuisance at times, it’s a luxury that many people living in poverty go without. For instance, the health information shared with us on a […]

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Child Malnutrition Impacts a Nation’s GDP

Carolyn Wetzel Chen, Chief Grants Officer at Food for the Hungry (FH), told a congressional subcommittee in March that, “The period of time from a start of a woman’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday lays the foundation for a child’s lifelong health, cognitive development and future potential.” She went on to say that under […]

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Visiting Your Sponsored Child

A recent turn of events resulted in you going on a sudden trip to Kenya. Your sponsored child lives in Kenya. You think to yourself how wonderful would it be to see your child. You call Food for the Hungry’s (FH) customer service line to ask if it would be possible to meet your sponsored […]

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Leaders Back in the Driver’s Seat

Many times, the poor lose their power to make decisions. They may become oppressed by wars, disasters or economic downfalls – only living in survival mode. Governments or organizations who assist them might tell them what to do. This was the situation of many families living in Cambodia’s northern district of Anlong Veng. Anlong Veng […]

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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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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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Churches Spur Development in Nicaragua

Last month, I visited Nicaragua along with three of my colleagues to see how God is moving. I couldn’t believe how quickly we arrived in Nicaragua. From Miami, it’s just a 2 ½ hour flight to Nicaragua’s capital city, Managua. We saw the work of Food for the Hungry (FH) in the northern region of Nicaragua, […]

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