Your child has cancer. These are words every parent dreads hearing. In Honduras, such a diagnosis could be terrifying, as medical treatment was not always available for childhood cancer. But now, treatment is available in Honduras and parents have hope for their children recently diagnosed with pediatric cancer. In this blog, we’ll explore how a […]
Category: Medical Care
What can caring people do to provide medical care for an innocent child?
In Guatemala, the chances of survival were slim for a sweet baby named Marcela because of ectopia cordis, a rare condition in which a baby is born with a heart partially or entirely outside the chest cavity. Only 8 of every 1 million babies have ectopia cordis, and 90 percent die within three days of […]
How Food For The Poor is Fighting Poverty: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Over the last month, Food For The Poor has taken great pride in acknowledging National Hispanic Heritage Month with articles about developments in the Hispanic countries where the charity works and with social media posts featuring FFTP team members of Hispanic descent and their passion for service.
Relieve Families in Crisis
For 40 years, friends like you have stood alongside us to help poor children and families weather any storm — no matter how devastating. Your faith in God and the kindness of people like you has never wavered. That’s why we’re reaching out to our most steadfast friends, to help families in urgent need suffering […]
By David Langle, Project Manager, South America In early December, a colleague and I had the opportunity to meet someone very special to Food For The Poor and its donors. Her name is Angela and one of our partners took us to the Roosevelt Institute in Bogota, Colombia, where she has been receiving lifesaving treatment […]
Tiny Greeter, Huge Welcome
Every time the front door opened at a rural nutrition center in Guatemala that I was visiting with our team, 4-year-old Dervy marched right up to each visitor. I watched as he smiled broadly, spread his little arms in a sweeping motion across the entryway and then gleefully shouted, “¡Bienvenido!”, the Spanish word for “welcome.” […]
36 gifts that will renew spirits, change lives
Jesus taught a valuable lesson about sharing when He performed the miracle of feeding 5,000 people. You can share your blessings and Christ’s compassion by feeding families, educating children, turning shacks into homes, and providing clean water. The Food For The Poor Spring Catalog offers products from fruit trees to schools that will change lives […]
Survive and Thrive
I was just looking at the FFP website and saw a couple things that grabbed my attention.
The One We Touch: How a Small Crocheted Starfish Sparked a Legacy
By Michael Turnbell It was a chance encounter, but one that was forever impressed upon the heart of Dr. Lynne Nasrallah. Dr. Lynne, as she is affectionately known at Food For The Poor, met Filiana on a mission trip to Haiti in 2002. She was being treated for leprosy at Cardinal Leger Hospital. “I remember […]
Haiti Desperately Needs You!
A grave humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Haiti due to escalating civil unrest, skyrocketing food prices, lack of jobs, and hunger. COVID-19 is raging out of control. Without access to the vaccine, new COVID-19 variants have caused cases to rapidly rise in Haiti. “The hospitals are all full,” said Bishop Ogé Beauvoir, Executive Director of […]