소식 & 이벤트
 
  Ending Extreme Poverty in Santa Barbara, Peru
 작성자 : KAFHI
작성일 : 2015-09-23     조회 : 2,676  


(by Karen Randau on SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 in SPONSOR IMPACT, STORIES, WORLD POVERTY)

When I tell friends that the goal of Food for the Hungry is to end extreme poverty, I sometimes get strange looks. “What do you mean, END poverty?” Is that even possible? While it’s true the definition of poverty varies from country to country, the characteristics of extreme poverty are unmistakable. Extreme poverty is a soul-crushing existence marked by constant hunger, unstable shelter and a lack of basic needs, both physical and emotional.

Thankfully, extreme poverty is a solvable problem. And I am happy to say that thanks to the people and programs at Food for the Hungry—including child sponsorship—ending extreme poverty is a very real and achievable goal. How do we do it? One community at a time.

One example of such success is the town of Santa Barbara, a community in Peru created just 15 years ago along the rocky coastline. Here, 42 families laid down roots after fleeing violent terrorism in the Andes. Sadly, they soon found that they were replacing one desperate situation with another: abject poverty and hopelessness. The desolate area where they put down roots lacked running water, electricity and sanitation services, and interaction between families was almost nonexistent.

In 2003, a group of Santa Barbara mothers, including two sisters, Norma and Alicia, noticed Food for the Hungry trucks passing by on their way to work in a neighboring town, where the community was thriving. Seeing the stark contrast, the sisters asked our organization to help them change things in their new town.

As Food for the Hungry staff listened to the community describe the challenges they faced, we worked together with them to develop goals for improvement, and helped implement the plan. Food for the Hungry staff helped with the initial construction of a community center and trained health promoters in the community. Today these health promoters are able to teach others to prevent disease and to provide better nutrition for their children.

In addition to addressing Santa Barbara’s infrastructure problems, Food for the Hungry helped residents repair important relationships by facilitating interaction among families, and addressing prevalent domestic abuse through a violence prevention program.

“Before Food for the Hungry came, every family kept to themselves,” said Alicia. “We didn’t know each other or how to reach out to help each other when in need. Through FH trainings, we would get to know each other. Lots of families in the community also had problems with violence, arguments and youth delinquency. FH taught us how to resolve conflicts without violence, how to raise and instruct our children and how to better relate to our spouses.”

When Food for the Hungry enters a community, we do so with an exit plan, complete with measurable goals. It typically takes 10-15 years for a community to graduate from “stuck” to self-sustaining. In June 2015, after 13 years of involvement with Santa Barbara, Food for the Hungry officially celebrated the conclusion of its work with a Community Graduation ceremony. Together, Food for the Hungry staff and Santa Barbara residents celebrated the end of verbal and physical abuse among families, the spiritual development of children and adolescents, a complete turnaround in childhood education, and a transformation of the community’s infrastructure and health and hygiene.

It was an honor for Food for the Hungry to work alongside a community that has a vision for a better future. And while the future of Santa Barbara is bright, there are numerous other communities desperate for solutions. You can be a part of the work to end extreme poverty one community at a time through your prayers and financial donations.

 
 
TOTAL 176
지난 KAFHI 소식을 알려드립니다.
2016년 2월 21일 - 선한청지기교회에서 아이티 어린이 결연을 하였습니다. 2016년 4월 24일 - New Life Youth Choir Benefit Concert for the Syrian Refugee 시리아 난민들을 …
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-06-02  |  Hit: 1973
그동안 홈페이지 이용에 불편을 끼쳐드려서 …
안녕하십니까? 그동안 웹사이트에 문제가 있어서 홈페이지가 열리지 않았습니다. 이용하시는 데 불편을 드려서 죄송합니다. 언제나 저희 KAFHI에 관심을 가져주시고 사랑으로 후원해 주…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-06-02  |  Hit: 2102
조미선 선교사 부친 소천
KAFHI JAMAICA 선교사이신 조미선 선교사님의 아버님께서 3월 4일 소천하셨습니다. 조미선 선교사님은 장례 절차를 위해 한국을 방문하게 되어 3월 8일 선교보고에 참석하지 못 하셨습니다.
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-03-14  |  Hit: 2190
2016 KAFHI 정기 이사회 및 선교보고
2016년 3월 7일(월)~8일(화), 메릴랜드에 있는 벧엘교회에서 국제기아대책 미주한인본부(KAFHI) 정기 이사회 및 선교보고가 있을 예정입니다. 이번 선교보고는 케냐의 이종도 선교사, 아이티…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-02-25  |  Hit: 1940
케냐 이종도, 김경숙 선교사 선교소식 제89호
"여호와께서 집을 세우지 아니하시면 세우는 자의 수고가 헛되며 여호와께서 성을 지키지 아니하시면 파수꾼의 경성함이 허사로다." (시 127:1) 2016년에 들어선지가 엊그제 같은데 한달이 …
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-02-11  |  Hit: 2122
Kingdom of God and Work Life
(by Gary Edmonds on FEBRUARY 1, 2016 in DISASTER RELIEF, FROM OUR LEADERSHIP, WORLD POVERTY) I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again. — John 3:3 For the last 30 years, I have made it a discipline to re…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-02-11  |  Hit: 1845
결심: 새해, 새로운 당신 / Resolutions: A New Year, …
(by Sara Chambers on JANUARY 8, 2016 in RESOURCES) 우리는 모두 결심합니다. 우리는 최대한 할 수 있는 것을 다 생각해내며 우리는 모두 결심합니다. 몇몇 결심들은 개인적이어서 마음속에 담아두지…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-01-28  |  Hit: 1925
2015년, 1,300만 명에게 일어난 삶의 변화 (13 Mill…
(by Gary Edmonds on DECEMBER 31, 2015 in FROM OUR LEADERSHIP, WORLD POVERTY) 요즘은 행복한 뉴스 머리기사를 찾기가 어렵습니다. 어떤 좋은 소식이 모든 슬픈 이야기들을 잊게 해주는 그런 뉴스 말입니다. …
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-01-25  |  Hit: 1858
KAFHI 명예 이사장 이원상 목사 소식
KAFHI 명예 이사장이신 이원상 목사님께서 지난 해 말 식도암 판정을 받은 후 여러 나라에서 수많은 기도의 동역자들이 함께 기도했습니다. 와싱톤 중앙 장로교회로부터 하나님께서 이원…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2016-01-13  |  Hit: 1974
Transformation Isn’t Just For Sponsored Children 단지 …
(by Bonnie Lewis on OCTOBER 21, 2015 in SPONSOR IMPACT, WORLD POVERTY) As a newlywed and fresh seminary student, I found myself grasping for my own ways to live out the Gospel. My husband and I both grew up in Christian homes and had served, inter…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-11-05  |  Hit: 2547
Who Run the World? Girls!
(by Gary Edmonds on OCTOBER 5, 2015 in FROM OUR LEADERSHIP, WORLD POVERTY) I’ve heard it proclaimed by a modern day influencer of culture, “Who run the world? GIRLS!” No, I do not claim to know the rest of Beyonce’s ballad. But I can sa…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-10-08  |  Hit: 2610
How Dirt Brings Hope and Ends Poverty
(by Mike Meyers on SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 in STORIES, WORLD POVERTY) We’ve all eaten a little dirt. How many times after my kids have dropped something on the floor have I said, “Five second rule!” We pick up the food, look at it,c and if it doe…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-10-01  |  Hit: 2500
Ending Extreme Poverty in Santa Barbara, Peru
(by Karen Randau on SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 in SPONSOR IMPACT, STORIES, WORLD POVERTY) When I tell friends that the goal of Food for the Hungry is to end extreme poverty, I sometimes get strange looks. “What do you mean, END poverty?” Is that even …
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-09-23  |  Hit: 2677
KAFHI 명예이사장 이원상 목사 소식
와싱톤중앙장로교회 원로목사이시며 SEED 선교회 국제대표, 국제기아대책 미주한인본부(KAFHI) 명예이사장이신 이원상 목사님께서 지난 2015년 8월 27일에 식도암 판정을 받으셨습니다. 목사님…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-09-01  |  Hit: 2989
시카고 퍼스펙티브스!
KAFHI에서 주관하는 퍼스펙티브스 훈련이 2015년 10월 12일(월) ~ 16일(금)까지 국제위클리프 정민영 선교사, OMF 전 인도네시아 손창남 선교사, 퍼스펙티브스 컨설턴트 조승현 목사를 모시고 시…
Name: KAFHI  |  Date: 2015-08-20  |  Hit: 3450
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Copyright © Korean American Food for the Hunger International. All Rights Reserved.    Admin