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Women Discovering their God-given Gifts

Rashida shows her chicken farm and eggs. On the southern coast of Bangladesh, at the mouth of the Ganges, Rashida Begum lives with her husband and children in a village fighting to improve life. This area of the world is prone to destructive floods. Often when a family… Read More

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Sugarcane Blossoms in Bangladesh

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Children help gather sugarcane from the field. I recently traveled to Food for the Hungry’s Habashpur project in mid-western Bangladesh. It was there I met one of our beneficiaries, Hashi Begum. She shared her story about how… Read More

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A Little Savings, Saves Many

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Did you ever think that an individual’s effort to save as little as 15 cents per week could revolutionize a community? That’s what’s happening in Bangladesh, through the Kornofuli  savings group that Food for the Hungry (FH) sponsors. According to the World… Read More

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Equality for Women is ...

Sondasa is a leader of women in Bangladesh. I have been given the freedom to use my voice.  It’s a unique freedom, when considering the rest of the world. As a woman, I use my voice to rally the cause of other women who don’t  have the right… Read More

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Why I am passionate about sponsoring children

Written by Heidi Glynn

The teen with the red line down her forehead is married in a Hindu community in Bangladesh. What do teenagers (ages 13 to 18) living in the United States have in common with teenagers in the developing world?  Hunger. While a Bangladeshi teenager, age 13, feels… Read More

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South Sudan: Getting girls back into schools

Written by Alex Mwaura

Girls attending a school FH built in South Sudan as film crew documents their progress. This past July 9 marked the second anniversary of South Sudan’s independence. As the country starts making progress, it still faces challenges – especially in educating girls. But progress is being… Read More

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Written by Alex Mwaura
Women healing from abuse

Rape victims are finding healing in communities where Food for the Hungry works. As the plane danced in the skies during the hour-long flight to Kalemie, an eastern city in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – I thought about the abused women… Read More

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Breaking the cycle of poverty

Written by Tim Smith

In Bangladesh, these children are staying in school because their mothers learned to earn income in savings groups. I live in Phoenix. This time of the year, temperatures reach 110 degrees and above. It feels like an oppressive heat that won’t let up. So, this past… Read More

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Welcoming refugees to our cities

Written by Heidi Glynn

After my second trip with Food for the Hungry (FH) to Uganda in 2007, I came home with a distinct feeling that I was suppose to work with the refugee population in Phoenix. I felt compelled to do something to help vulnerable people here when I wasn’t traveling to foreign… Read More

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Care Groups Help Save Children

The sound of rain on iron roofing sheets drowned out the voice of care group leader Nyinyireko Leocaide, forcing the women in front of her to crane their necks to catch her words. Leocaide now delivered her message in an even higher pitch. “If you notice your baby is not… Read More

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Grieving the seamstresses we never knew

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Earlier this week, the Her.meneutics blog at Christianity Today invited me to write about shopping. The conversation came out of a terrible tragedy that occurred last week in Bangladesh. An eight-story garment factory building crumbled, killing at least 300 workers and injuring over 1,000 more. On Wednesday… Read More

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What happens when women lead?

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Women and children in developing countries often have limited opportunities because they must spend their days fetching water to survive. Women in developing countries often aren’t thought of as leaders. Food for the Hungry (FH) helps communities reverse that thinking. An example of a woman becoming  a leader… Read More

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She couldn't hear her mother's voice

She was a frail, young woman who was 22 when I met her. I can’t imagine how her small frame could possibly have given birth at the age of 12. Her story changed me for life. Read More

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She couldn't hear her mother's voice

Written by Heidi Glynn

She was a frail, young woman who was 22 when I met her. I can’t imagine how her small frame could possibly have given birth at the age of 12. Her story changed me for life. Read More

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Wise words from Edith Schaeffer (1914-2013)

Written by Eileen O'Gorman

I only heard Edith Schaeffer speak in person once. At that time, this extremely influential evangelical woman who passed away this past Saturday was already getting up in years.  Since her speaking engagements were regularly recorded, I haven’t had to spend much time with her to feel like we’ve been… Read More

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