To be Resilient and Flourish
Communities around the world are challenged by the realities of poverty, injustice and marginalization. Poverty can stem from injustice, wars, natural disasters, harsh climates, government corruption, unfair trade policies, debilitating social issues, lack of access to resources, and endless other factors continue this cycle.
Today, there are 648 million people living in extreme poverty, making less than $2.15 per day.
Food for the Hungry (FH) exists so communities challenged by the complexities of extreme poverty, injustice and marginalization have the resources and opportunities to be resilient and flourish. For over 50 years, FH and supporters like you have been motivated by our Christian faith to devotedly serve vulnerable people and marginalized communities. In 2022, nearly 10 million people across more than 3,500 communities in 19 countries have been reached and their lives strengthened.
address the root causes of extreme poverty
AS LITTLE AS $10 A MONTH PROVIDES
ULTIMATE IMPACT WHERE NEEDED MOST*
BUILD RESILIENCE TO POVERTY TOGETHER
Communities are strengthened through systemic transformation that unlocks their God-given potential to realize the agency and resources needed to be resilient and flourish. At its heart are the people we serve and our intention to respond to God’s call,
“so that the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.” Job 5:16
Make Meaningful Impact
CLEAN WATER & SANITATION
Water is essential for all areas of life. Sadly, 26% of the world’s population still doesn’t have access to safe drinking water. Your support will provide clean water for drinking, better sanitation methods, and water for bathing, cleaning, farming, and more.
Access to quality healthcare and knowledge of health and hygiene best practices allow people to live healthier lives. Your support provides health education and access to local health facilities for medical care.
More than 800 million people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. Your support ensures families and communities have the knowledge through agricultural trainings and resources like seeds and tools to grow their own food successfully, and have extra to sell.
Income generating activities are necessary for people to flourish. Livelihood training and resources makes it possible for families to earn living wages to provide for their family now and into the future.
Knowing Jesus restores hope. Your support shows the love of Christ and connects community members of all ages to God’s love through biblical teachings and fellowship so more people come to know Jesus.
Education paves the way for brighter futures. Your support provides quality educational facilities, training, resources, and programs so children and young people of all ages have a quality education.
When communities are physically and mentally healthy, and they have assets and agency to make informed decisions and choices, then they can overcome these challenges. Strengthening communities in these sustainable ways builds resilience to risk, giving its people the opportunity to reach their God-given potential to flourish. God calls us to be an instrument of reconciliation, serving communities affected by poverty, injustice and marginalization in hard places, so that people we serve can live a life in all its fullness.
Chamroeun, 32, lives in Tasam Community in Cambodia with his wife Po, and their two children. Today, their family is doing well. But it hasn’t always been this way. Chamroeun struggled with anger, and drug use. He was violent and unpleasant to his family. Chamroeun knew he needed to change, he just struggled with how. Thankfully, he was open to learning new things. When FH entered his community in 2018, he joined agriculture trainings, where he learned better practices for raising chickens and growing vegetables. Chamroeun also joined a church community group, where he learned Biblical truths. Chamroeun says the changes he has undergone came as a result of God’s Word. Now he is kind and loving to his family and others in his community, and he is on a path to grow his family’s business.
– Chamroeun and his family
“What convinced me to become involved and continues to inspire me about FH’s work is a recognition that real solutions to poverty have to be multi-dimensional. In other words, FH partners with a community to establish and complete goals across sectors: livelihoods, education for children, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, resiliency to natural disasters, and leadership development.”
– Sam, FH Donor
HOW YOUR HELP IMPACTS COMMUNITIES
Donation Multiplying Program Transforms Life for Ethiopian Mom Habtam was a caring mother who was very concerned about finding help for her children. Life was very challenging where the family lives in Lay Gayint, Ethiopia. She had no money to pay for the most basic necessities for her household. Feeding
A better future often seems like an impossible dream to young people living in the most impoverished communities around the world. In countries like Burundi and Rwanda, for example, the average household farm does not produce enough harvest to meet a family’s food and income needs, no matter how hard
When it comes to literacy, Food for the Hungry (FH) understands the crucial role of a conducive learning environment for students. The COVID-19 pandemic showed a world in transition and posed challenges for teachers and students worldwide, disrupting not only academic learning, but also their social and emotional wellbeing. The