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From Vulnerable to Changemaker

Single parents struggle with mental health more than two-parent households. Community support and income solutions helped single mom Channoeurn overcome anxiety and stress and become a powerful child advocate.

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How does Push-Pull Pest Management Work?

By applying sustainable, climate-smart techniques like push-pull pest management, Betty increased her harvests, fed her children, and boosted family income.

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How Gudina Turned His Farm Around With Organic Farming

Organic farming in Ethiopia rescues a failing family farm and feeds a community.

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A Single Mother Overcomes

Immaculée is the mother in a female-headed household and a farmer. She provides for her four children through farming and livestock. This is her testimony.

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How Investment Enables Inclusion for Women

By including women like Seng in opportunities to grow their knowledge, realize their goals, and raise their children, FH Cambodia is empowering them to help lift their communities out of poverty.

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Clean Water, Happy Families!

Fresh springs are a great source of clean water, but they must be protected from contamination. FH capped a spring in rural Ethiopia to help families get clean water and be free from waterborne diseases.

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From Conflict to Contentment

Taslima’s family couldn’t make ends meet in Bangladesh. Constant arguing between her and husband made their homelife toxic. Couples counseling, literacy classes, and savings opportunities turned their lives around!

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How Investment Enables Inclusion for Women

By including women like Seng in opportunities to grow their knowledge, realize their goals, and raise their children, FH Cambodia is empowering them to help lift their communities out of poverty.

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A New Future for Celine

There is a pivotal point in a young person's life where receiving an encouraging word or a gift equipping you to pursue a dream changes the trajectory of their life. For Celine, it was a simple sewing machine from the Gift Guide that empowered her to start her own business.

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From the Inside Out: Ugandan mothers heal from depression and poverty

Angella never expected to become a widow, divorcée, and single mom to five children and four grandchildren, all within a few years. Her husband died in 2006, leaving her to raise three children on her own. She remarried in an effort to secure financial stability for her children and two new step daughters, but the new marriage quickly ended, leaving her alone, again. She knows first-hand how mental health can affect every aspect of one’s life.

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5 Ways to Practice Lent for Others

This year, the world approaches Lent—the six week season between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday—with a heightened sense of sorrow and fear. Our world is on fire—again. Instead of COVID-19, it’s war, inflation, mass hunger, unemployment, and political instability. If ever we needed to turn our eyes to Jesus and prepare our hearts to celebrate and affirm his resurrection power, it’s now! If ever we needed to long for his return, it’s today.

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How Moriam Broke the Cycle of Poverty

One day, Moriam was playing with her friends when her father called her to come and meet a new family that was visiting. Obediently, Moriam complied. Little did she know that the man she met that day would become her husband at the unimaginable age of just 14 years old.

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Bringing Home the Books

Sarah teaches Grade 3 literacy in Bunashimolo, a small community located in Bukiende, Uganda. In addition, Sarah is a wife and mom with three kids of her own under the age of 10: Josephat, Betina, and little Blessing.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Mental Health

How are you doing—really doing?

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From Washed Out to Thriving

Jean farms for a living, but it isn’t easy. The soil in the Rwandan community of Ruhindage is acidic and the hilly landscape causes crops to wash away when it rains, making farming an unpredictable (and often unproductive) livelihood. And does it ever rain! Often resulting in dangerous landslides. In May 2023, more than 20 families in Ruhindage were evacuated from their homes under the threat of flooding and landslides. “Fifty per cent of my crops were ruined by heavy rain [that year],” Jean explains. “The harvest was low.”

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It Takes a Village

You've probably heard the phrase "It takes a village to raise a child," before. After all, it's well known that community support is crucial for raising a child! But what happens when those helping hands never arrive and, in their place, a new mother is shamed by her community?

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Recipe: Doro Wat

Doro Wot is a tasty, traditional Ethiopian chicken dish, often quite spicy. It is widely enjoyed at Christmastime, a comforting taste of home for many Ethiopians. This recipe comes to us all the way from Samson, the FH Senior Program Manager for the Sasiga communities.

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Recipe: Doro Wat

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Hope Is A Person

Now we are in the Advent season!

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Loun gives poverty the flush!

Right now, there are 3.5 billion people still living without safe toilets. Because of a lack of sanitation, diseases spread among their families and communities, killing 1,000 children under the age of five every single day. This global situation poses a threat to half the world’s population and puts women, girls, and vulnerable groups at risk of harm.

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