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School meals are the start of change

Before her school had a school feeding program, generously supported by CFTC donors, six-year-old Melan used to go hungry throughout the day. But now a school feeding program is giving Melan and her friends a fresh start.

Read December 2019 issue

NOVEMBER 2019

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From Hunger to Hope: Denis’ story

11-year-old Denis used to rely on daily school meals but when his single mother Esther couldn’t afford his fees, he was forced to leave school and would go to bed hungry. Then generous donors helped provide Esther with agricultural training to bring hope to her family.

Read November 2019 issue

OCTOBER 2019

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What will it take to end child hunger?

As we mark World Food Day on October 16th, we can see that progress has been made to reduce child hunger and malnutrition, but too many children still suffer.

Read October 2019 issue

SEPTEMBER 2019

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The impact of school meals on education

Feyine used to experience hunger pains and exhaustion at school. But then thanks to kind donors, she can now focus on her studies and not her empty stomach. Learn how daily school meals are crucial for a child’s development.

Read September 2019 issue

AUGUST 2019

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Resilience, empowerment and possibility: My journey to Ghana

Read about our Ghana programs in action. Chris Bosch, our VP, Programs writes about visiting the community of Sang. Thank you to our generous donors who are enabling change in this vibrant and resilient community and for making this work possible.

Read August 2019 issue

JULY 2019

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Miriam Mobilizes for Girls’ Rights

14-year-old Miriam has been raising awareness and inspiring action for girls’ rights at her school and with fellow students in her region of Uganda for several years now, ever since participating in the Children’s Parliament during International Day of the African Child (which takes place every year on June 16).

Read July 2019 issue

JUNE 2019

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Strong communities are stronger together

Friday, June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day! Robyn and her kokum (grandmother) Patty are celebrating the importance of honouring the land, and the food the land gives to the people. Thanks to our generous donors, raising animals, growing food and learning to cook is all part of preparing children for a healthy future.

Read June 2019 issue

MAY 2019

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Moms & Grandmoms making change

This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating moms, grandmoms and all women who are helping to make changes for their families and communities. Etalemaw had difficulties providing for her children as a single mother. But then generous donors stepped in and changed her future.

Read May 2019 issue

APRIL 2019

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Planting seeds of hope

Families like Mary’s often struggle to grow enough food during the dry season. Mary was finding it difficult to feed her six grandchildren but then generous Canadians helped her plant seeds of hope for her family.

Read April 2019 issue

MARCH 2019

Mary and her grandaughter gardening
Empowered women empower other women

March 8th is International Women’s Day! It’s a day when the international community takes stock of the empowerment of women all over the world. Learn more about the amazing women who’ve turned your support into support for other women around the world!

Read March 2019 issue

FEBRUARY 2019

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You help give children a better future

Nfunyan’s community in northern Ghana faces many challenges, including few clean water sources, food insecurity and poor school infrastructure. But she’s excited for the changes that Canadians will help make possible.

Read February 2019 issue

JANUARY 2019

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Canadian Feed The Children Tops 2018 Financial Charity Ratings

Canadian Feed The Children has continued to earn trust and attention in 2018 for its work to unlock children’s potential through community-led action. CFTC will continue to strengthen its commitment to financial transparency and accountability in 2019 and beyond. This innovative work is only possible thanks to caring Canadians like you.

Read January 2019 issue

December 2018

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You have the power to help this holiday season

Growing up in Ethiopia, Meron’s family struggled to provide the basics for her and her seven siblings – especially during the holiday season. But then someone gave a generous holiday gift and it changed everything.

Read December 2018 issue