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PHP partner works to improve rural health in Nicaragua

By Jaime Muñoz | Asofenix, Nicaragua April 7 is World Health Day, and it is a day when we recognize that there is lot of inequality in global health. This has perhaps never been as apparent as during the Covid-19 pandemic. We see that some people are able to live relatively healthy lives, while others… Read more »

PHP Partners with Growing Hope Globally to Grow Impact

By Rebecca Barnes | Presbyterian Hunger Program The Presbyterian Church (USA)—through the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance as well as local congregations—has had a decades-long partnership with Growing Hope Globally, an organization that connects U.S. farmers, churches and communities to subsistence farmers around the world in order to help address hunger. The Presbyterian… Read more »

Human Rights Atrocities Continue in Cameroon

By Jaff Bamenjo |RELUFA Cameroon Warning: Disturbing Images March 24 is the day that we observe the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. According to the United Nations, “This is a day to honor the memory of victims of gross and systematic… Read more »

System change needed to end global vaccine apartheid

By Jed Koball | Mission Co-worker, Peru Earlier this year Pastor Abdias Echeverría lost his battle to COVID-19. Ordained in the Reformed Evangelical Church of Peru (IEP), a long-time human rights activist, and a founder of our global partner Red Uniendo Manos Peru (UMP), Abdias represents the growing inequities of suffering known among BIPOC (black,… Read more »

Improving Water Access in South Sudan

By Jim McGill | Mission Co-worker, Niger and South Sudan “As the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan enters its eighth year, approximately two-thirds of the population need some form of humanitarian assistance”, of whom over 5.8 million persons have needs for more water and better sanitation and hygiene.[i] As the world celebrates World Water Day… Read more »

Celebrating Women’s Victories Around the World

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program On March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day and the achievement of women as well as acknowledge the continued struggle for gender equality. The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) has a long history of partnering with women-led organizations as well as organizations that center the development and empowerment of… Read more »

Systemic change with a big pay off

Advocacy to change the mining code in the DRC leads to community development By Valery Nodem | Presbyterian Hunger Program Despite being one of the world’s richest countries in natural resources, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the world’s poorest countries. This contradiction, fueled by endemic corruption and a dysfunctional public administration, can feel… Read more »

Broadcasting Voices

Radio is an important tool for development and advocacy Contributions by Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE), Juslene Tyresias (MPP) and Jaff Bamenjo (RELUFA) February 13 marks World Radio Day – a day to celebrate accessible information, learning, and connection. Radio has always played an important role in the development and advocacy work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s… Read more »

Happiness in a pulse

The cultivation of pulses plays an important role in nutrition and culture By Salome Yesudas | Chethana, Joining Hands India There is so much happiness associated with the pulses (leguminous crops like dried beans, chickpeas and lentils). Most Indian sweets are made of pulses like ladoo, halwa, and payasam. For any festival or birthday or… Read more »

Legacy of Human Fraternity

The West Africa Initiative continues to build community By Winston Carroo | Agricultural Missions, Inc. On this day, now marked as the International Day of Human Fraternity, we are reminded of the power of peace, cooperation, and resilience. In many developing countries, religious and sectarian strife and conflicts are the realities of daily life, often… Read more »