Behind all of Food for the Hungry’s hopes for 2019 is strategy, vision, and careful planning. Doing impactful work in relief and development requires careful consideration of not just the year ahead, but the long-term. But aside from the goals that FH leaders have set for the organization as a whole, including individual countries and regions, all of FH’s work is driven by shared hopes and dreams. We share a Heartbeat, and all want to see people restored to community. Homes rebuilt. Families strengthened. Parents empowered. Children equipped. Poverty ended.
The strategy is just one plan for how to do that.
Recently, FH leadership staff in countries around the world shared the hopes they have for 2019. Here are their answers.
“We hope that 2019 will bring peace to South Sudan and displaced South Sudanese families will be able to come back home and build their resilience, supported by our projects.” – Anna Trzcińska, Country Director in South Sudan
“I hope that in 2019, we, all staff in Bangladesh, will be able to deliver our best and quality support to the communities, taking them one step closer to graduating from poverty.”
– Samaresh Nayak, Country Director in Bangladesh
“FH Guatemala hopes that in 2019, the leaders and families in all of Guatemala’s communities live in unity and harmony… so that they can make the best decisions for the benefit of their children.”
– Angelica Villatoro, Country Director in Guatemala
“I hope that in 2019, FH will be able to equip more people in northern Kenya to effectively plan for and mitigate the impact of drought.” – Jeff Arensen, Country Director in Kenya
“I hope that in 2019, FH Haiti opens more windows into the poverty around our country. I hope FH Haiti secures more private funding to tackle misery and leave no kids behind…in the name of Jesus!”
– Boby Sander, Country Director in Haiti
“I hope that in 2019, FH Rwanda will be able to reduce human suffering among refugees and bring hope to many poor families, that children from vulnerable families will be healthy and obtain good grades in school and transition to the next level, and our partnership with churches will help to resolve family conflicts and restore beauty and goodness in the family institute as created by God.”
– Alice Kamau, Country Director in Rwanda
“I hope that in 2019, Cambodia’s poorest will have greater opportunities to improve their living conditions.” – Linly Gula, Country Director in Cambodia
“FH Mozambique’s hope for 2019 is to see the restoration of peace and stability in the northern part of the country that is currently experiencing insecurity.” – Patrick Nyeko, Country Director in Mozambique
“This year, in Bolivia we are implementing some actions to improve the protection we provide to children and their families. Therefore, we hope that in 2019 that children and their families would feel that they are protected and loved by God through the support of FH.” – Marcio Oblitas, Country Director in Bolivia
“I hope that in 2019, many more parents will have jobs and livelihoods to support their families.” – Debbie Toribio, Country Director in the Philippines
“We wish to see more sponsored children enroll so that we can address their basic needs.” – Tamiru Safu, Country Director in Ethiopia
“We hope that we will increase coverage of the most vulnerable in Burundi in 2019.” – Elizabeth Imanishimwe, in Burundi
Your Hopes for 2019
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