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Hear from the people doing the work to end poverty—our community members! These are real people sharing their incredibly inspirational stories of struggle and overcoming. You’ll also find facts about global hunger, climate change, and women’s empowerment and how it all ties into the fight for a poverty-free world.

Latest Stories

Welcome to Ukhia, Bangladesh

Have you ever heard of Ukhia, Bangladesh? Chances are you have, you just might not have realized it at the time. Ukhia is home to Cox's Bazar, where you'll find the world's largest refugee camp. In 2017, over 700,000 Rohingya refugees poured into the region, triggering a humanitarian crisis that continues today. Ukhia is one of the poorest sub-districts in Bangladesh and the sudden influx of refugees placed stress on already strained resources. FH Bangladesh has a medical program in the Rohingya camps, but after seeing the need in the host community, felt called to respond with an additional program. And so, Food for the Hungry's partnership with four communities in Ukhia was born in late 2021!

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Child Sponsorship Helps Save Mercy

When Irene's husband left for Kenya to seek employment, Irene became a single mother solely responsible to provide for five children.

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a time to focus global attention and galvanize collective action to educate, promote, and support breastfeeding across all aspects of society.

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Does Child Sponsorship Really Work?

Does child sponsorship really work?

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A Second Chance for Richard

Richard is just 24 years old, but already he’s married with three children and solely responsible to support his growing family. Like many young men in Bwikhonje Village, Uganda, though Richard struggled to make a go of it.

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Journeys of Joy: Marare, Nashisa, and Busekera

Celebrating Resilience: A Decade of Transformation

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Water Access Transforms Asma's Community

Ashrayan, a government-built project housing over 48 families, had no local water supply. Residents spent hours traversing a steep hill to collect unsafe water that made them sick. Ashrayan had no preschools and only one primary school a kilometre away. “Being far away from the [primary] school, we were not very interested in education. If we have that interest to involve our children with school, it’s quite tough to go to school regularly for our children by walking that distance from our house,” one mother shared.

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Sponsor Child Graduates Top of His Class!

Across Canada, June is graduation month. From big cities to small farming towns, teens are moving those tassels from right to left, grinning ear-to-ear as they stride off the stage of their childhoods and into the boundless world of adulthood. Moms are crying. Dads are cheering. Siblings have mixed feelings. But everyone is proud!

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5 Summer Reads You Can't Put Down

One of the best ways to expand our horizons is to get inside the mind and experiences of other cultures through their own storytelling. This list takes us on a tour of the Middle East, Africa, Central America, and right back home to Canada

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Open Homes and Ice Cream Cones: Creating everyday habits of generosity

When Ali and David, a young couple with two daughters under two, received an early inheritance from his grandparents, they began thinking about the legacy they wanted to leave. Ali had seen generosity exemplified in the lives of her family and in-laws in many forms—like welcoming homes and ice cream cones—and she realized there is no better time than the present to create habits of generosity.

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We need to stop talking about a Refugee Crisis

Since I was a child, I have always been interested in poetry. At the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, which turned into a conflict in less than a year, I began reading the translated books of Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet.

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3 Items to Purge for Social Justice

Behind the items we use everyday is a disturbing reality: child labour has tainted many Canadian household products.

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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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Helping Parents End Child Labour

Poverty is a key driver of child labour. Find out how empowering parents and supporting education helps eliminate child labour in Ethiopia.

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Gajor Alu Vaji: Bangladesh Potato & Carrot Fry


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Reversing the Curse: An end to period poverty

A girl’s first period is her first step into womanhood. Many girls, however, are never taught that menstruation is a normal process—their first period comes with fear, confusion, and a lack of confidence.

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Ending the Hunger Crisis Begins in the Heart

We’ve Read The Stats:

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When Hunger Strikes, Food Aid Bridges the Gap

Hunger is rising. This year, 350 million people in 79 countries—more than double pre-pandemic numbers—will be acutely food insecure. Amidst a hunger crisis, families need sustainable food solutions like learning how to grow nutritious veggies, but not all families have time to wait for gardens to grow.

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5 Reasons You Should Start Composting

When you think of compost, what comes to mind? A small bin you keep under your sink that still smells like yesterday’s lunch (or maybe even last week’s dinner)? Or, if you read the recent CBC article on vermicomposting, perhaps a handful of wriggling worms?

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Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow

Five years ago, families in the community of Prasat Krohom Meanchey were struggling. Parents couldn’t find employment that paid enough to support their children. The land wouldn’t give enough to feed their children. In desperation, many fathers like Chhom migrated to neighbouring provinces or even crossed the border into Thailand looking for work in construction.

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