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Crafts and Desserts: One Girl's Inspiring Plan to Raise Money for the Poor

A young, blonde girl in a pink, long-sleeve shirt sat on her family’s brown, patio couch outside their Oregon home. Her mom held the camera as she looked into it and said, “Hi, my name is Kaia; I’m 9 years old, and I want to raise money for Food for… Read More

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How Deworming Medication Improved One Girl's Life

Imagine wanting an education but not being able to attend school; being hungry but not being able to eat; needing rest, but being in so much pain that you can’t sleep. Imagine all of this caused by one thing. Worms. Though this sounds nightmarish, this was Nadine’s life. By… Read More

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Former Sponsored Child Gives Back in Uganda

On a pleasant, sunny fall day in northern Uganda, we drove to Sardis Primary School to meet one of Food for the Hungry’s former sponsored children. This young man graduated from Food for the Hungry’s Child Sponsorship Program and is now a teacher. The school property where he… Read More

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Families Matter: Watch an Incredible Transformation

At Food for the Hungry, we talk a lot about the incredible difference child sponsorship makes for kids and families around the world. Not only do we see immediate needs met, like clean water and food, but we also see families restored. Sponsors enable us to teach parents… Read More

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How Saying Yes Changed a Sponsor's Life

There was nothing special about me, personally. I just said “yes” to an invitation. Somehow, I found my heart changing, as I entered into the life of a sponsor child. Her name is Rhaki Basfor, a Hindu girl from a low caste community in Bangladesh. My intention was… Read More

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Rwanda: From Genocide to Green Fields

Busekera, Rwanda The impact of refugees coming to the United States has everyone talking right now. For most of us that might mean seeing just a handful of people who obviously aren’t from here, in the grocery store or in our classroom at school. Can you imagine if suddenly… Read More

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Sponsor Spreads Love in Rwanda

Today’s guest is KarenTilli, who is the proud sponsor of three Rwandan children. She recently returned from Rwanda with a heartwarming story of visiting her three sponsored children. Karen works in the tech start-up industry in New York City and is passionate about mission-driven innovation. Nine years ago, I interned with Food… Read More

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Children's Clubs Change Lives in Cambodia

Meet Nimol! He’s the boy with the wide smile, in the cream-colored shirt. At seven years old, Nimol lives in Cambodia. He’s surrounded by his sisters in this photo, and pointing to something super important that Food for the Hungry taught his family to use…. But I’m… Read More

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Children's Clubs Change Lives in Cambodia

Meet Nimol! He’s the boy with the wide smile, in the cream-colored shirt. At seven years old, Nimol lives in Cambodia. He’s surrounded by his sisters in this photo, and pointing to something super important that Food for the Hungry taught his family to use…. But I’m… Read More

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How to End Poverty With Chickens

Chickens can be easily overlooked, when you think about farms. Horses are big and beautiful, and pigs are funny. Cows make for good cartoon laughs too, as Gary Larson demonstrated ably in The Far Side. Chickens are hard to draw or imitate and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chicken-themed… Read More

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How to Follow God's Command from the Commode

When was the last time you went to the bathroom? Where did you go to the bathroom? If you answered in a toilet, a latrine, or you buried it in your backyard, you’ve just fulfilled one of God’s commandments. What a mitzvah! I know you’re probably thinking, “what… Read More

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Shaping a Thankful Heart All Year Long

What do free time and the holidays have in common? Absolutely nothing. Except that you don’t find any free time during the holidays. But, if you do find yourself with a few free minutes I’ve found it’s a great time to talk to my kids about being generous. How many… Read More

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Sponsor Dubs Uganda Visit A Piece of Heaven

Today’s guest post is by Katherine Anderson, a Food for the Hungry sponsor who visited her sponsored child in Uganda and described the experience as a piece of heaven. Words cannot describe how wonderful it was to visit my sponsored child in Uganda! It was a… Read More

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A Day in Haiti With Taina

Alicia visiting her sponsored child, Taina, in Haiti. Earlier this month, in only a way God could orchestrate, Alicia Groce visited her sponsored child, Taina, in Haiti. The experience changed her life. But let’s back up a little bit. Alicia, a pediatric optometrist, a faculty member at an… Read More

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The Transformative Power Of a Desk

Shared desks in a Cambodian school I really liked school. I liked the smell of opening new books and classroom chalk. My fingers loved the smooth wood of the pencil and the rough paper on the crayons (my beloved 64-color box with the sharpener, of course). I enjoyed… Read More

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