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Sylvia’s story: Left in charge at age 12

Sylvia’s story: Left in charge at age 12

Over the past few years, I’ve been able to travel to a number of refugee camps. I’ve sat in tents and listened as men and women shared their stories — stories that involve incredible pain and suffering. Life for a refugee is never easy, but it is the children who are...
Eat your fruits and veggies … and feed a child who can’t

Eat your fruits and veggies … and feed a child who can’t

It’s a struggle as old as time. Trying to get kids to eat broccoli, peas, spinach, carrots … the list goes on and on. Moms try to hide vegetables in smoothies, disguise them in mac and cheese, and even sneak them in treats like brownies. It’s a victory anytime a mom...
Alberto’s granddaughters are starving, but you can help

Alberto’s granddaughters are starving, but you can help

Alberto’s granddaughters are the apple of his eye.The adorable little 4-year-old and 5-year-old have lived with their grandpa since they were babies and Alberto’s daughter moved to another town to find work. She sends back financial help when she can, but it isn’t...
What exactly is a famine, anyway?

What exactly is a famine, anyway?

The United Nations has declared that hunger is the humanitarian crisis of our day.For one reason or another, people around the world are suffering from malnutrition and facing starvation. It is an issue that affects millions of lives — and yet, governments hesitate to...
Help save Marie’s life so she can save others

Help save Marie’s life so she can save others

When I make plans to visit my parents, the first thing my mother does is asks what I want to eat. In the days leading up to my arrival, she buys all of the things she will need to make my favorite meals and treats. To my mother, food is a way to show love.And you can...
Help save Marie’s life so she can save others

Countries in crisis: Haiti

I still remember the day a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the country of Haiti.I was just a freshman in college, watching between classes as the images of dust and debris filled the news and the horrifying death toll continued to rise. It was heartbreaking. My life...
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