Posts By: Eileen Schuhmann

Mama Toya on How to Live in Quarantine

Eighty-four year old Victoria Trujilla, aka ¨Mama Toya¨, speaks from her home on the outskirts of La Oroya, Peru to give us advice on how to live in quarantine. Mama Toya organized a small group of friends, who call themselves the Conservation Committee of Villa El Sol. Over the past twenty years this small group… Read more »

Video: PHP at Work Around the World

Check out this 3 minute video introduction to the work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program in the United States and around the world. PHP is part of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and works to alleviate hunger and eliminate the underlying causes. The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One… Read more »

Pandemic deepens pre-existing inequalities in Peru

The Platform for Environmental and Human Health in Junín, which is presided over by the Red Uniendo Manos Peru (Joining Hands Peru) issued a public declaration with regard to COVID-19, the vulnerability to communities where extractive activity is happening, and a call to improve the health attention they are receiving. Here is an excerpt of… Read more »

2019 PHP Impact Report is Available

Learn how your gifts to the Presbyterian Hunger Program made a difference in 2019. Front/back can be printed from your computer or emailed to share with your congregation. Download the report here The work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program is possible thanks to your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing.  

Two decades of journey for social change

Joining Hands Cameroon celebrates gains for communities By Jaff Bamenjo | RELUFA In September 2009, I joined RELUFA, the Joining Hands network in Cameroon, as an intern after finishing my master’s degree in development at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. As a young Cameroonian graduate, I came back home with a… Read more »

Hands and Feet of God

The Covid-19 crisis is an opportunity to share of ourselves and our resources By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Many of us have experienced the anxiety of seeing the toilet paper isles empty in the grocery store. The flour shelf empty. The egg cooler empty. And probably many of us have struggled with the… Read more »

Deforestation and Covid-19

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program It’s been almost a week since we celebrated Earth Day and the question that has been on my mind is what is the current Covid-19 pandemic attempting to teach us about the state of Mother Nature and the ways in which we relate to her? It’s clear that… Read more »

Falling in Love with Peru

By Ellie Stock | Teaching Elder, Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it…Psalm 24:1 For I am longing to see you…that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith… Romans 1:11-12 Fifty-five years ago, in the spring of 1965, as a Junior in college, I was preparing… Read more »

Take Action on Environmental Rollbacks

As we approach Earth day which is on April 22, it is important that we assess the health of our Earth. With the halting of many industrial activities and a drastic decrease in air and land travel with the Covid-19 crisis we have seen nature make some incredible recoveries due to the reduced pollution levels…. Read more »

Accompanying the people of Haiti toward justice

Listening, respect vital to Joining Hands’ success By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti In 2013, when I began serving in Haiti as a companionship facilitator with our Joining Hands network FONDAMA, I saw so much potential. In the spirit of Joining Hands, our network in Haiti would identify root causes of the country’s massive… Read more »