Maluan's Inspiration

July 24, 2020 - 2 minute read

Maluan Lesiapadei is a young mother in Kenya. She and her three children have struggled in the past to meet their basic needs. But Maluan has determination. She's focused on helping her children achieve their dreams, and through Feed the Children's VSL program, she's changing her whole community.

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Mandy and Mitchell

July 13, 2020 - 2 minute read

Mandy's biggest hope for her son is that he doesn't lose his kindness. She wants Mitchell to have an easier life than she's had, and to live in a world where his differences don't define him. And she hopes that he always remembers her advice: "Be kind, be sweet, be caring, be giving, because people aren't like that with you because you're different, so be that way with them. Teach them how to be better."

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Daisy's Health

June 22, 2020 - 2 minute read

Daisy's story is one of hope, but that hope wasn't guaranteed. In her first year of life, Daisy suffered from malnutrition, which is a severe problem in Uganda. Her health declined steadily, starting with a bad cough and progressing to appetite suppression and weight loss. There was a very real risk that, like so many other Ugandan children, she would not have survived her first two years.

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Joe's Journey

June 17, 2020 - 5 minute read

"I believe in my heart, and I've always believed this, that everybody that comes through that door and everybody we go out the door to serve, we need to treat them with dignity and respect, and the whole community adheres to that, they know that's what we're about, and I love it, man."

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What Kids Say: Hunger

June 11, 2020 - 2 minute read

It takes all of us working together to make a difference. But how do we ensure that the values of generosity and caring become an innate part of people's lives? Teaching kids about the impact of volunteering is a great way to help them learn about how they can shape the world.

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DeeDee's Dedication

June 8, 2020 - 2 minute read

DeeDee lives in an unsafe neighborhood with her three children. Her youngest was born with a disability that requires surgical correction. It's tough for DeeDee to balance her time between work, childcare, and medical appointments. No matter how hard she works, things fall through the cracks.

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Buffalo Dream Center

May 26, 2020 - 2 minute read

In late March, an executive order was placed in New York to close all nonessential businesses and schools across the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Declared as the epicenter for the virus in the United States with the majority of reported cases in New York City, it was important for residents to stay at home.

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The Cost of Compliance: Face Masks in Kenya

May 13, 2020 - 2 minute read

The Kenyan government is requiring all citizens to wear face masks while riding public or private transportation, and in other public places. A new law was recently passed: anyone in Kenya found not wearing a mask in public places is subject to arrest, with an additional penalty of Sh20,000 (roughly $200 USD), six months in jail or both.

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Monique’s Strength

December 19, 2019 - 2 minute read

It’s Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh, and the temperature is just above freezing. Monique doesn’t care, though. She won’t let you see her shiver. There’s a reason that she’s out in the cold today: Feed the Children is holding a No Hunger Holidays drive to feed 400 families. Monique is here to pick up food, supplies, and books for her and her 3-year-old daughter, Sami.

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Kim’s Community

October 19, 2019 - 3 minute read

People in Kim’s community suffer from diet-related health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Kim doesn’t want to see her kids grow up like that, but the inability to obtain nutritious food is a huge obstacle.

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Emérita’s Leadership

June 2, 2019 - 2 minute read

Emérita enjoys making El Tamarindo a better home for her children, and passing on her skills. In her words, “Thanks to FEED we can serve food to the children of our community and at the same time I feel happy of sharing experiences with my neighbors and friends.”

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Alejandra’s Aspiration

April 29, 2019 - 2 minute read

Even though she’s only 6 years old, Alejandra has big dreams. She wants to be a teacher and follow in her mama’s footsteps. Through Feed the Children’s support, she receives backpacks, school supplies, vitamins, toys, shoes, school meals, and preventive deworming medication.

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Monica’s Confidence

March 23, 2019 - 3 minute read

Monica was hoping for food to help her make it through the month. But she wasn’t expecting the extra help that Feed the Children would provide. She said that the gift of personal hygiene items, in the Avon dignity box she received, brought her to tears.

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Lemuel’s Determination

February 13, 2019 - 2 minute read

Most days, Lemuel goes to school hungry. He sometimes misses class because he has nothing to eat in the mornings. When there are extracurricular activities, Lemuel asks to be excused. He spends the extra time collecting recycled materials to sell.

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Hidaya’s Dream

February 6, 2019 - 2 minute read

Hidaya is good at math, and she wants to become an engineer when she grows up. She told us, “I hope that through this I will keep on studying hard for a long time. I believe that it will help me to make my dream come true.”

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Kathy’s Love

June 12, 2017 - 3 minute read

Kathy’s love for her child is what keeps her going when times are tough. She says of their struggles, “It will bring that determination in you that you didn't know was there. It will bring out a strength you didn't know you had. A fierce lioness side.” But despite her hard work, Kathy often faces impossible choices.

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Greg’s Hope

February 11, 2017 - 3 minute read

Greg is a really special kid with an amazing outlook on life. Even though he’s only 8 years old, he has big plans for his future. He loves science, and dreams of becoming a physicist when he grows up. He likes to help his dad with cooking, but sometimes supplies run short.

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