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A Young Woman’s Journey to Resilience in Peru

Livelihoods - Invest to Grow

Through Strengthen Communities, Food for the Hungry (FH) works to strengthen both communities as a whole and the individuals who form them. FH partners with local leaders and families within the communities to create solutions to overcome their biggest challenges. With the help of donors, FH staff partners with community members to address the root […]

Mother of Four Learns to Help Family Thrive

Peru Chicken Story Submission - Official Story 2023

Nilda Apari is a mother of four children who lives with her husband in the community of Quinta Boliviana–Huancavelica in Peru. As part of caring for her children, she raised hens in an attempt to provide food for them to eat. But the hens contributed only a portion of the food needed for the family, […]

Joy and Thanksgiving Around the World

Gratitude is on the hearts and minds of people in the U.S. as we celebrate Thanksgiving. But others are counting their blessings as well this year. Read on to see thanksgiving around the world. These three vulnerable families served by Food for the Hungry (FH) are now giving thanks. “Let them thank the Lord for […]

Growing as Parents with the Word of God

God’s Word isn’t silent on the subject of parenting. That’s especially helpful for families in Peru, where family violence is a cultural norm. When Reynalda, a mother of two in Peru, was given a Bible from Food for the Hungry (FH) as part of their work in her community, it opened doors for her. She […]

Faith is Important to Daughter’s Growth, Mom Learns

Romina, right, and her mom Milna learn the importance of physical, emotional and spiritual growth as well as women working together in their community

Faith and spiritual growth are among the important parts of life that a mother must teach her daughter, Mirla Flores learned. Mirla, 40, lives in one of the myriad neighborhoods clinging to the hills just outside of Lima, Peru. She is the mother of two children, Romina, 14, and an 8-year-old son, Samir. The family […]

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 […]

Praying with Kids: Ideas & Encouragement

As a Christian community, we know the power of prayer. But how did we learn to be prayerful? Maybe you grew up in the faith, or maybe you came to faith later in life. Likely, you can think back to a person who encouraged you in your faith and prayer life. And that’s what we […]

Photo Essay: Dinner Tables from Around the World

Around the world, families come together for meals at the dinner table. Maybe your family has dinner together every night. Or maybe you gather with your greater family once a week for Sunday night dinners. Whatever your routine is, it’s likely that you have some good memories of being together at the dinner table. Your […]

Watch the Impact of Child Sponsorship — A Story of Two Families

Sponsorship’s Impact on Child and Sponsor Have you considered the relational impact of child sponsorship on both the child and the sponsor? At Food for the Hungry (FH), we believe the life-changing impact of child sponsorship goes both ways! Sponsorship is an act of faith. When you sponsor a child, you sign up to make […]

COVID-19 Hotline Helps Moms Fight Anxiety, Depression

woman on cell phone holding FH notebook

For Marta*, a busy mom in one of Lima’s disadvantaged neighborhoods, Food for the Hungry’s COVID-19 hotline is her lifeline. Peru has been in strict lockdown for months to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Yet recent reports warned that the epidemic is accelerating, despite the preventative measures. Families in FH’s programs are struggling with unimaginable […]

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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.