Community-Led Development

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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Batwa People Are Reclaiming Their Place

It’s no surprise that Mandela and his peers felt like second-class citizens in their homeland. As members of the Indigenous Batwa Peoples in Burundi, they had faced discrimination from before they were even born.

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Journeys of Joy: Marare, Nashisa, and Busekera

Celebrating Resilience: A Decade of Transformation

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Welcome to Bwira, Rwanda!

This year, FH Rwanda and FH Canada began a new 10-year partnership with five communities in Bwira, Rwanda.

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Cultivating Empowerment

In North America, the phrase ‘business woman’ might trigger the image of power suits, striking presentations, and hurried cups of coffee while taking yet another conference call. But one group of women in Guatemala is proving to be so much more.

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Heroes of Transformation: Meet Mao Kreng

Mao Kreng is a survivor. He was just 21 years old when the Khmer Rouge—a homegrown political movement—seized control of Cambodia. Over the next four years, he watched as a quarter of his countrymen—his friends, neighbours, and family members—died from disease, starvation, exhaustion, or execution. It is estimated that between 1.7 and 3 million people lost their lives under the Khmer Rouge between 1975-1979.

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How to Build a Culture of Peace

When I was younger, I thought the best way to live peacefully was to never disagree with anyone. Disagreement could lead to conflict and conflict could be uncomfortable and messy. As I grew older, I realized that never disagreeing wasn’t the best path. Voicing my concern (for myself or others) was sometimes the only path that led to change. Sometimes, to be a peacemaker, I had to make my disagreements known. Negative peace (the absence of conflict or violence) had defined my approach to problem-solving. I needed to start striving for human flourishing in the presence of justice and equity: positive peace.

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Ugandans, South Sudanese Refugees Partner to Fight Hunger

When you can’t go to the grocery store, growing food is your only option if you want to eat. In northern Uganda, refugee families from South Sudan face this harsh reality daily and have turned to Food for the Hungry (FH) for help.

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