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Field Focus

In our advocacy, we should remain mindful that our efforts touch individuals around the world.

We are all moved by God’s grace in Jesus Christ—someone who loved to tell stories himself—to seek justice for hungry people.

Feel free to retell or reprint these stories in your publication, blog, or social media. You may also use them to inspire and motivate your congregation or other group to join our effort to end hunger and poverty.

If you have story ideas, contact fieldfocus@bread.org.

Babies by Candlelight

Babies by Candlelight

By Kimberly Burge
July 2009

Florence Chakulya has lost count of the number of babies she's helped bring into the world. But she does know that she has delivered more babies by candlelight or kerosene lamp than with the electricity on.

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Lent and Resurrection in Mozambique

Lent and Resurrection in Mozambique

By Kimberly Burge
July 2009

Rebecca Vander Meulen experiences Lent—and resurrection—all year round in the remote reaches of northern Mozambique. "We live in a Lenten world of death and suffering. But in the midst of AIDS's Lenten character are glimmers of Easter."

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Seeing the World with Open Eyes and an Open Heart

Seeing the World with Open Eyes and an Open Heart

By Kimberly Burge
July 2009

In her book, Children: Eyes of the Soul, Margie Nea writes, "Through my photographs, I want the faces of the children to be seen, their stories imagined, their eyes to speak of their souls." Listen to Margie tell stories from some of her travels.

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Building Trust and Trade to Lessen Food Shortages

Building Trust and Trade to Lessen Food Shortages

By Michele Learner
July 2009

At the heart of Ethiopia's bustling capital city, Addis Ababa, there is a development initiative that, at first glance does not look like one. It is definitely not a health clinic or a borehole for clean water. It's the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX).

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Growing Ghana's Food Bank

Growing Ghana's Food Bank

By Michele Learner
July 2009

"About 40 percent of our harvests go to waste," says Nana Ayim Poakwah of Ghana Food Aid Network. To address this problem, they offer storage facilities, set up transportation to market, and help farmers connect with buyers.

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In Rural Mali, Change Comes in Letters

In Rural Mali, Change Comes in Letters

By Michele Learner
April 2009

The axiom "Teach a person to fish" is a helpful way to think about development, but the real process is rarely so straightforward. For Mali's Fulani, ethnic tensions, land conflicts, and irrigation policies have pushed people from their own land.

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