World AIDS Day 2010

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2010.  In this audio episode, Kim Buttonow answers questions about progress made towards preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry.

Action steps mentioned on today’s show:

  1. Learn. Check out our global calendar for World AIDS Day events.
  2. Speak.
    • Urge your Senators and Representative to support the Global Fund
    • Share this episode on Facebook
  3. Give. Make a donation to commemorate World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is so much more than a time to dwell on what hasn’t been accomplished yet. It is a chance to look back and see how much has been achieved. In the last 5 years, in Ethiopia, Uganda, Mozambique, Kenya, Rwanda and Haiti, Food for the Hungry has reached over 1.5 million youth and adults with messages of prevention and has provided care for over 5,000 orphans and vulnerable children. FH has started treatment centers where there had been little access. Through the efforts of governments, donors and other organizations like FH, treatment has increased nearly 6 times since 2004. Innovations that were once just a dream are nearing real-world usability, and strides are being made in vaccine development.

December 1 is a day to celebrate what God has done through us, with us, and around us. Let us rejoice in all that God has done! See how FH is celebrating World AIDS Day.

Also mentioned on today’s show: Request the free four-week Poverty Unlocked curriculum for churches and small groups.

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Orphan Care

In Zeway, Ethiopia, over 100 orphans have lost both of their parents. With no social safety net for children, orphans are often left to care for themselves. They feel alone and forgotten. But God has not forgotten them.

In this interview, recorded at the Together for Adoption Conference, Matt and Julie Kouri and Dawit Kassaye Woldeyohannes share a new solution to the orphan crisis in Ethiopia.

It’s not an orphanage, and it’s not international adoption. Curious? Listen to the interview.

Three ways to learn more about this partnership…

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PU 046: Why Ideas Matter

Anne Brown reveals the invisible causes of poverty: ideas. Examples from Guatemala, Zimbabwe, and India show the transformational effects that biblical ideas can have on impoverished communities—and the tragic consequences of destructive ideas.

Anne Brown is Regional Manager of Global Engagement at Food for the Hungry. If you enjoyed this episode, listen to Anne share the benefits of having personal relationships with the poor.

Also mentioned in this episode! Audio from Summit 2010: The Truth about Poverty is now online. Check out the workshops below.

The Truth about Child Sponsorship with Jewel Anita Hendrix
The Truth about Physical Poverty with Victor Cortez
The Truth about the Human Soul
with Paul Wilson
The Truth about Serving with Steve Corbett
The Truth about Prayer
with Darryl Delhousaye
International Staff Panel
with FH field staff

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PU 043: Preventing AIDS Among Women

World AIDS Day is December 1, 2009. In this interview, Carolyn Wetzel shares the story of 36 African women who turned away from prostitution when they were shown a way out.

Carolyn Wetzel is Health Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry. She lives in Washington, D.C.

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Change for Life is a new way to bring hope to those suffering from the AIDS crisis, one of the most severe health problems the world has ever faced.

When you get involved with Change for Life, Food for the Hungry will provide your church, Sunday School class, workplace or other group with small containers to collect spare coins for six weeks. As the containers fill up, the accumulation of pocket change will fund programs like the one Carolyn discussed on today’s episode. Get started here.

PU 042: Overcoming AIDS

HIV/AIDS is not only a subject of global concern–it’s an issue embodied by real people every day. In this interview, Kim Buttonow tells the story of a teenager named Claire and the courageous woman who saved her life.

Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator for Food for the Hungry. Based in Washington, D.C., Kim has worked with Food for the Hungry in countries around the world since 2001.

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Change for Life is a new way to bring hope to those suffering from the AIDS crisis, one of the most severe health problems the world has ever faced.

When you get involved with Change for Life, Food for the Hungry will provide your church, Sunday School class, workplace or other group with small containers to collect spare coins for six weeks. As the containers fill up, the accumulation of pocket change will fund the programs that Kim discussed on today’s episode. Get started here.

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PU 041: Child Headed Households

There are 132 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa,  one of every ten children is an orphan. The need for orphan care is staggering. In this interview, Chad Mower shares about a unforgettable 13-year-old he met in Ethiopia while on an open team. It’s a story of finding hope in a tragic situation.

Chad Mower volunteers as an Advocate with Food for the Hungry. He lives in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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There are 132 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. http://www.unicef.org/media/media_45290.html. In some parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, over 10% of children are orphans. The need for orphan care is staggering. In this interview, Chad Mower shares about a unforgettable 13-year-old he met in Ethiopia while on an open team http://fh.org/help/individuals/teams/join . It’s a story of finding hope in a tragic story.

Chad Mower volunteers as an Advocate http://fh.org/advocate with Food for the Hungry. He lives in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

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PU 035: No Shortcuts (Laying the Foundation #2)

This episode is the second in a series called “Laying the Foundation,” an update on the introductory episodes of Poverty Unlocked.

“’I just brought you the kingdom of God, and it’s a size 7 pair of shoes. But don’t thank me! Thank God…’ Does that strike anybody else as a pretty shallow kingdom?”

There is a difference between converts and disciples. Missional living is connected to wholistic ministry, but we need to make one step beyond living missionally. We discuss handing out food and shoes, and how to share Christ without undermining our message.

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PU 030: Recording Artist Jeremy Willet on Poverty

Three brothers – Jeremy, Justin and Jordan Willet – make up the band Willet. In this interview, Jeremy Willet shares the heart of the band, his experiences in Ethiopia, and how Christians can make a difference in the fight against poverty–no matter what their profession. Jeremy invites you to e-mail him with your comments.

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PU 023: Thinking about HIV/AIDS

We often hear talk about how medications and education can fight HIV/AIDS, but how much do we hear about counseling as a cure? Mitzi Hanold shares a counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Mitzi Hanold is HIV Training and Curricula Specialist for Food for the Hungry. She is involved with government-funded HIV prevention programs in Haiti, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

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We often hear talk about how medications and education can fight HIV/AIDS, but how much do we hear about counseling as a cure? Mitzi Hanold shares a counseling technique that is preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Mitzi Hanold is the HIV Training and Curricula Specialist for Food for the Hungry. She is involved with government-funded HIV prevention programs in Haiti, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

Learn more about Motivational Interviewing at mi.fhi.net. (hyperlink)

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PU 016: Choices that Save Lives, Part 2 – Dec 11, 2007

This is the second part of an interview with Tom Davis, Director of Health Programs, on Barrier Analysis.

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PU 015: Choices that Save Lives

In this interview with Tom Davis, we learn why homes are more important than hospitals in health care. Tom discusses Barrier Analysis as a tool for helping people make healthy choices that can save their lives.

Tom Davis is Director of Health Programs at Food for the Hungry.

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PU 014: HIV/AIDS in Africa

As World AIDS Day approaches, Kim Buttonow discusses HIV/AIDS in Africa.

The spread of the virus – and whom it affects – may surprise you.  Kim shares stories of tragedy and hope in Africa, including this quote from a volunteer in Kenya: “The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children – it is hope.”

Kim Buttonow is HIV/AIDS Program Director at Food for the Hungry.

Learn more about Food for the Hungry’s work on HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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The most important thing we offer to the community is not the skills we have, or the interventions we offer, or even school fees for their children, it is hope.

PU 006: Why People Stay Poor

Why is it so hard for people to pull themselves out of poverty? In this episode we consider how people change and what keeps them from changing. Conclusions are drawn for charitable giving.

The change process:

  • Life experience, followed by…
  • Reflection, followed by…
  • Decision, followed by…
  • Action, followed by a new life experience.

Obstacles to change:

  1. Lack of knowledge
  2. Lack of resources
  3. Human sinfulness
  4. Satanic deception
  5. Lack of supportive people
  6. Presence of opposition

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PU 004: Ideas Have Consequences

Worldview is the key for solving poverty. What is worldview? Explore resources available from Disciple Nations Alliance. In this episode we talk about Gnosticism and Animism,  HIV/AIDS, the American myth of being happy, and symptoms of poverty vs. causes of poverty.

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PU 001: Introduction

Welcome to our first episode! Today we share statistics on global poverty and what to expect from this podcast.

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