Real people. Real stories.

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.

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Hoping for Healthy

It’s hard to get much done when you’re always getting sick. Debilitating stomach cramps, chronic fatigue, and the embarrassing need to run to the washroom every 15 minutes tends to get one down.

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Why is there a hunger crisis?

We’re in the midst of a hunger crisis

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8 Myths About Clean Water Around the World

A natural resource that covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and makes up to 60% of our bodies, water contributes to life around the world, including providing food, income, and wellbeing. Yet, the global water crisis is commonly misunderstood! This World Water Day, Food for the Hungry experts in water, sanitation, and health (WASH) have joined together to help you dispel some common myths about clean water, and give you a better understanding of the work we do with water around the world.

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UPDATE: Guatemala Hurricane Response

Partner communities in Guatemala continue to battle the chaos following two consecutive hurricanes, Eta and Iota. After weeks of destructive wind, rain, and floods, the communities in Cotzal and the community of Villa Hortensia II are only just starting to plan to return to rebuild. The partner communities of Acul, Rio Azul, and Xonca, on the other hand, have only seen minor damages; many families were on alert at the outset of Iota, and took precautions or relocated.

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UPDATE COVID-19 and Partner Communities

See the most recent updates from all of our partner communities.

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Surviving the Hunger Pandemic

The community of Char Borobila hasn’t been the same since the pandemic hit.

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Recipes: Hot & Cold Drinks

Whip up some of the tastiest drinks from around the world! Across partner communities, coffees, teas, and fruit drinks are part of gatherings, traditions, and relaxation. From hot, rich, and creamy flavours to cold, fruity and tangy, you’re covered here. You’ll find something that hits the spot as spring turns to summer!

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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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Celebrate Winter with these Global Drink Recipes

Global hot drink recipes for winter!

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Recipe: Ethiopian Hisbist

Across Ethiopia, Hisbist is a staple bread prepared for large gatherings marking almost any special occasion—birthdays, weddings, graduations, or hosting special guests. It ain’t a party without Hisbist. And what better way to feed a crowd while helping guests feel at home than with fresh bread?

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UPDATE: Mozambique Cyclone

Cyclone Kenneth hit the coast of northern Mozambique April 25, 2019. It’s the second cyclone to plague the country this year, with cyclone Idai having torn through the centre of the nation only six weeks earlier in mid-March.

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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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Does Poverty Provoke Extremism?

Is the next terror attack just around the corner?

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Sending Rain to a World on Fire

In 2011, Syria burst into flames as a civil war ripped through the country tearing apart families, communities, and cities. The war has continued raging for the last six years with no end in sight. Over 220,000 people have been killed, most are civilian casualties—men, women, children—this war does not discriminate. More than 50 percent of the population has been internally displaced, with 4.8 million people fleeing as refugees. Two and a half million of those refugees are under the age of 18; this unbridled violence has put Syria’s children at extreme risk.

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Smallholder Farmer Battles Termites, and Wins!

Anyone who has ever spent time on a farm knows how fickle the field of agriculture is. A little bad weather, a natural disaster, or an insect infestation can derail a farmer’s work so severely that they have to start over.

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How does a tube well work? I'm glad you asked.

Tube-wells are fast, safe ways to get clean water access to families in high density areas.

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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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UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew Aftermath First Look

One week ago we held our breath as Hurricane Matthew bore down on Haiti and other Caribbean nations. Maybe its course would just skim the island, maybe it wouldn’t be as bad a projected, maybe families would be protected. Tragically, it’s worse than we thought.

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UPDATE: Haiti Relief Only Just Begins After Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew was deemed category 4 (out of 5) at landfall earlier this week - the worst in a decade. The heavy rain and wind pushed over countless homes, turned streets into rivers, and caused widespread damage - some of the worst seen since the earthquake in 2010.

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Recipe: Syrian Borak Zaitoon (Pepper & Olive Pot Pies)

Do you have new Syrian neighbours? Perhaps your neighbourhood or church is welcoming a resettled family into your community. Even an attempt at food that tastes-like-home can go a long way. Here’s an authentic appetizer that is easy to prepare to help you say ‘Welcome!’ to a Syrian family that is new to your area

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