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Water, Life, and Hope Flowing in Nicaragua

Franklin and his family live in the Plan Grande community in Nicaragua. His community faced many hardships, one of the most grueling being the lack of access to clean water. Franklin often felt frustrated and hopeless about his community’s situation. That is until Franklin and his fellow community members created positive change for their community […]

Transforming Lives through Faith: The Spiritual Impact of Child Sponsorship

In the community of El Raizal, Nicaragua, an 8-year-old boy named Steven has a new outlook on life. Once weighed down by low self-esteem and abandonment from his father, he discovered the incredible love of Jesus through the help of his sponsor and Food for the Hungry Child Sponsorship. Jesus Transforming Hearts through Kids’ Club  […]

A Community’s Long Journey to Clean Water

How long do you go in a day without using water? Whether it’s for hydration, hygiene, chores, or a hobby, you likely use water freely throughout your day. But what would it be like to not have regular access to water? For the community of La Uva, Nicaragua, that was their daily reality. “Water has […]

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 […]

A Family’s Future Changed with Water

His family’s future hardly ever crossed his mind. Pedro just prayed they would find enough water to get through today. Water was in short supply in Pedro’s impoverished Nicaraguan community. An old (and frequently broken) water supply system could only provide water once or twice a week to him and his neighbors. And even when […]

“God With Us” is Felt in this Nicaraguan Home

Hearing the phrase “God with us” probably brings the Christmas story to mind. Specifically, it is the name Jesus was given: Immanuel, which means “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). But these words also frequently come up in reference to the work of Food for the Hungry (FH). Vulnerable children and families experience His love and […]

Rebuilding After Two Hurricanes in Nicaragua

Girl studying using tree stump as table

Rebuilding is never easy. For 14-year-old Kency and her family, it was expected to be a nearly insurmountable task. Two devastating hurricanes – Eta and Iota – damaged their home in the Las Cuarentas community of Nicaragua. The second record-breaking storm struck their community just two weeks after the first, before any rebuilding could begin. […]

What is the Meaning of “the Ends of the Earth?”

Ethiopia landscape

Have you ever felt as if you were at “the ends of the earth?” Maybe you were physically far away from anything familiar to you. Or perhaps you felt terribly distant–spiritually or emotionally–from God and others.  Where can we turn when we feel isolated? Dr. Larry Ward, who founded Food for the Hungry (FH), kept […]

Many FH Staff Members also Have a Sponsor Story

Today’s Child Sponsor Story comes from one of our own staff members, Stephani Liggins. Stephani’s Sponsor Story “I am an FH employee working in the department that focuses primarily on Child Sponsorship,” explains Stephani. In that role, she helps find sponsors for children at special events, like concerts. “As the Acquisition Support Specialist, I monitor […]

Why Your Disaster Donation Matters So Much

group of people behind tables filled with relief food and cleaning supplies

When hurricanes, earthquakes, or wars strike, your disaster donation has amazing power to change lives. You may not realize just how powerful even a small donation can be. When back-to-back Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Nicaragua in November 2020, wind and floods wiped out homes, crops, and livestock. In the hours immediately after the disaster, […]

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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.