Posts Tagged "The FHBloggers"


Often people visit Guatemala and focus on the things that they don’t have.  Closets full of clothes. Hot showers and warm beds. An abundance of choices when it comes to what they are going to eat and drink. But I can’t stop thinking about what they do have.  These people have love. The way the Guatemalans we’ve met on this trip love one another {and even virtual strangers} is something worth envying. They are the...

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There are a lot of things I love about FH. Our team. Our leadership. Our fields. Our programs. Our philosophy of sustainability and innovation in all things. But one of my very favorite things at FH is learning about and from our Savings Groups.  {You might remember in January when I met the Rose Savings Group in Bangladesh.} Today we met El Quetzal Savings Group in Guatemala. Y’all these women were such an inspiration. For the last...

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We Made It!

We Made It!


Posted By on Aug 4, 2013 in FH Blogger Trips | 1 comment

I left Nashville first thing this morning {Well, not quite first thing. Thankfully my alarm went off at 6 am and not the dreaded 350 am. I sure do hate those 6 am flights.} Two plane rides… and a 5 hour bus ride later… we have found all our people and arrived safely in Alta Verapaz, a mountainous region north of Guatemala City.  The landscape on the drive was stunning. We drifted in and out of lanes, villages, rain storms...

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I love to travel. I haven’t found a place I don’t like. But some places I hold especially dear. Guatemala is one of those places. I traveled their a couple of years ago and visited several communities outside of Guatemala City with Compassion International…a life-changing trip. And then got to go back with Food for the Hungry earlier this year and saw several mountain communities in Northern...

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I am in an especially crazy season of life. We are just six weeks into 2013 and I have already traveled to Raleigh, Dhaka, and Bend {with two more trips on the horizon next week}. I have attended two conferences and sat in countless coffees, meetings and conference calls.  My sweet 90 year old grandmother unexpectedly had a massive stroke on Tuesday and is literally in the process of walking to Heaven. And my parents who live, yes...

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Best Of…Bangladesh

Best Of…Bangladesh


Posted By on Jan 31, 2013 in FH Blogger Trips | 7 comments

It’s 5:10 AM on Friday (Istanbul Standard Time) and the FH Bloggers are all cozied up in the Istanbul airport, enjoying our 9 hour layover in this place that is a bridge between where we have been and where we are going. Surfing the internet, sipping on lattes, indulging in crossaints and hazelnut spread. {Did you know that Turkey is the world’s biggest exporters of hazelnuts? Well, now you do.} We had a great trip. Maybe...

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