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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

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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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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Try This Easter Prayer With Your Family

One of our favourite things about Easter Sunday is the table feast.

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Planting Old Wisdom

It’s spring! Well, we’ve passed the March 20 signpost, at least. And, while much of Canada may be under snow this weekend, it’s time to pull out your warming lamps and start germinating those tomato seeds.

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A Presidential Chat: FH Canada welcomes a new leader

After 13 years with Food for the Hungry (FH) Canada, and over five years serving as our President and CEO, Shawn Plummer is saying farewell.

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Turning on the Tap in Xonca, Guatemala

Xonca's journey of clean water

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to End Poverty

When a woman is equipped with skills, encouraged by her community, and empowered with confidence, she is capable of making lasting change.

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Moving Beyond Survival

Irrigation is key to establishing food security for communities at risk of drought.

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A Bottle of Hope

Juana will never forget the little water bottle that she carried to school every day.

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Health Education Sets Laily Free

How health education empowered a community to shed superstition and find true healing - for body and mind.

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From Migrants to Makers

How do we achieve SDG 1 Zero Hunger so families don't have to migrate for work? By providing sustainable livelihoods for the whole community.

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Why Food Security Needs to be Tasty

Have you seen the United Nations' definition of food security? Parts of it might surprise you!

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"Miracle Tree" Heals Sarah's Back

Have you ever heard of the neem tree?

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