Community-Led Development

The Power of Dad

This Father's Day we wanted to take a moment to share pictures of some super dads worldwide. The photos below will show something awesome: dads breaking stereotypes. Instead of just sticking to "manly" stuff, they're cooking, comforting, and taking care of their children. With Food for the Hungry Canada's help, these dads are showing that love and care aren't just for moms—they're for everyone. It's a powerful reminder that dads play a big role in their kids' lives, and their involment can help break negative generational cycles and allow their children to thrive.

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Mothers, Men, and Land Rights: My Three Takeaways from CSW68

This year’s CSW68 stirred up a lot of conversation around mothers in public spaces and women’s rights to own land. Here are three key takeaways from our resident expert, Program Officer Jenny Gutzman.

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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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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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Cambodia: Snapshots of Hope

While the past two decades of economic development have resulted in a significant reduction in poverty, there is still much to be healed, especially in rural areas. FH Canada partners with FH Cambodia in 35 communities in the northern provinces of Siem Reap and Oddar Meanchey. Together, they cast an ambitious vision for their future.

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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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Repent, Forgive, Repair, Repeat

Conflict in marriages and families can be scary, but change and reconciliation are possible! It takes courage, humility, and grace.

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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 Chun Ul

Chun Ul was a newcomer to Ta Siem only a few years ago. Now, she's a key leader in her community, setting an example for others to follow!

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The Poverty of Being Overlooked

Poverty isn't just a lack of material goods. It’s a mindset, an emotional state, a social position, a self-perception. When Annonciate in Burundi was equipped with skills to care for her family, she gained the confidence to participate in community and leave behind her shame.

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Please Pass the Sausages

In that moment I realized “the poor” can outdo us “wealthy ones” any day of the week when it comes to sacrificially sharing food. While they lack material resources, they are profoundly rich in hospitality.

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Heroes of Transformation: Meet Tina

I feel it is necessary to contribute for the development of my community. In the past there was no opportunity [for women] to participate in leadership due to cultural issues, but thanks to FH training there has been a great change in the community and in the integration of leadership.

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New Mother Reflects on the Impact of Child Sponsorship

Child sponsorship comes full circle in this mother's amazing testimony.

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Welcome to Cotzal

Tucked away in the remote valleys of north western Guatemala lies San Juan Cotzal. Its mountainous region and foggy, pine-forested slopes are home to a cluster of nine communities: Los Angeles, Tixelap, Quisis, Chichel Chisis, Santa Avelina, Ojo de Agua, Vichibala, and San Felipe Chenla.

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A Child, A Community, and You

Child Sponsorship doesn’t just transform the life of a single child— it changes the whole community. By developing leaders, training teachers, and equipping farmers, the resources from your sponsorship have a wide-reaching impact.

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Heroes of Transformation: Meet Afrose Akter

From grassroots to glass ceilings, Afrose Akter is shattering stereotypes of female leadership in Bangladesh.

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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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Sugar Pond

It’s easy to jump to conclusions. We do it all the time. About the driver who doesn’t use their turn signal, the mom who lets her kids eat cookies for snack, the woman standing barefoot by the side of the road holding a cardboard sign.

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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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