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Clean Water and Community Collaboration in Kenya

22x WASH - The Resilient Arid Lands Partnership for Integrated Development Plus (RAPID+)

Clean water and nutritious food are fundamental for thriving communities, yet many still struggle to meet their basic needs. Qabale, a 67-year-old mother of four and breadwinner of her family of eight, faced many challenges due to water scarcity. This meant her family’s livelihood, household income, and health were impacted daily. But hope was renewed […]

From Poverty to Prosperity: The Power of Push Pull Technology

From Poverty to Prosperity: The Power of Push Pull Technology

A remarkable transformation is taking place in the Nyagitabire community of Rwanda, where a family of four once struggled to put food on the table. Determined to lead a different life, Alphonsine and her husband Cyprien, along with their two children, Selaphine (20) and Emmanuel (17), have begun building a brighter future with the compassionate […]

World Food Day: Water Security is Food Security

World Food Day

Today is World Food Day, an important opportunity to acknowledge the current global hunger and malnutrition crisis, celebrate solutions that are accelerating progress toward more equitable and resilient food systems, and redouble our efforts to ensure every child, family and community is well-nourished. This year’s theme, Water is Life, Water is Food, highlights the connection […]

Cash Transfer Enables Livelihood for Ethiopian Mother of Six


Gelawe Melekamu is a 36-year-old widowed mother of six who lives in Mendere Cherkos, a community in Ethiopia. Her quarter-hectare farm did not produce enough to feed her family, and the arid climate and drought contributed to crop failure year after year. Gelawe’s only income came from two traditional beehives with annual honey production of […]

A Family’s Legacy Transformed

What is a family’s legacy? It’s the foundation on which future generations will build; the soil into which each child and grandchild will plant their dreams. But tragically, for too many families around the world, extreme poverty is the legacy that has passed from parent to child as far back as anyone can remember. That […]

Nutrition Solutions Take Root in Kitchen Gardens

Pooya's gardens now abound with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Poor nutrition was at the heart of most problems for the Pooya family in Uganda – and there were many problems. Hunger was a daily condition. They would have one meal on good days, with just one type of food. During the dry spells, they often went days without a meal of any kind. Poor […]

The World Food Programme: A Timely Nobel Award

hands holding dried beans

As a longstanding friend and partner, Food for the Hungry (FH) commends the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) on their prestigious and distinctive 2020 Nobel Peace Prize award.  On October 9, 2020, the Nobel Committee recognized the WFP for their leadership in combating global hunger, which contributes to conditions that promote peace.   This is […]

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Gift Policy:
You may send small, flat paper-based items that can fit into a standard #10 size envelope, have a value of less than $5 dollars and weigh less than 4 ounces. We ask that you send small, flat items of this size because shipping is expensive and even small gift items can cause issues clearing customs.
You can send postcards or photographs, however, we ask that you visit here for more details about culturally appropriate guidelines for photos and other images. Please write the child’s ID # on the back of each item that you enclose with your letter to ensure that it reaches him/her.
Best gifts to send your sponsored child:
  • Paper dolls
  • Postcards
  • Pictures of yourself or family
  • Sports cards, individual cards (baseball, soccer, football)
  • Stickers (flat, paper-based, only a few at a time)
  • Paper-based simple bookmarks, stationery, drawing, or writing paper (single sheets)
  • Coloring pages (single sheets, not books)
  • Please do NOT send:
  • Monetary gifts
  • Liquids, candy, or food
  • Batteries or magnets
Please note, all items should be compliant with airline transport and safety regulations. Gifts that don’t meet the gift policy will be donated to a local Christian non-profit organization in Phoenix, Arizona, that works with low-income families. We will not be able to return them.