When staff writer Bonnie Vanak travels, she meets many mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers in the depths of despair. She sits with them and listens as they share their struggles, their dreams and their prayers. Today, Bonnie shares the story of a mother she met in the mountains of Guatemala while on assignment with […]
At Food For The Poor, we’re blessed to have dedicated and loving board members like Dr. Lynne Nasrallah. This educator has served on our board for nine years and often travels with us. She also chairs the Orlando “A Celebration of Hope” gala, which builds homes for destitute families in remote areas of Haiti. She […]
In Nicaragua, Petronila lived in fear. Her home was a dangerous, rickety shack that had no walls. Whenever it rained, water would pour in from every direction. “… We couldn’t sleep because we would get wet,” Petronila said. “The children would miss school because they would get their backpacks and their notebooks wet.” Her worst […]
In 2006, when Food For The Poor’s Honduras development team first met him, 8-year-old Gerson David seemed to carry the weight of the world on his small shoulders. His father had abandoned the family, and Gerson alone was left to help his mother, Eliodora, care for his three older siblings — two brothers and a […]
By Karen Gaulette Curtiss, FFP Campaign Advisor: In September of 2011, 16 Food For The Poor employees set out on a mission trip to Haiti, my homeland. Some of us went out of curiosity, others went because every day we are told of the extreme poverty in Haiti, but like many, we questioned the level of […]
By April Simpson “Bahareque” homes, made mostly with bamboo, mud and sticks, are a traditional form of construction still practiced in rural areas of Latin America, including El Salvador.
The 6th annual Angels of Hope Drawing Contest is now under way.
By Paul Jacobs As a member of Food For The Poor’s radio team, Paul visits remote and rural parts of the countries Food For The Poor serves. Today, he shares a story about a mother he met in Guatemala.
On January 16, 2014, Rosemarie Smith helped build a purple house in Jamaica. She worked alongside family, old friends and new ones, to build the house on the one-year anniversary of her son Kyle Good’s death, in his memory. Then, in a moving ceremony, she handed over the keys to the home to its new […]