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Yucca Fritters

by Hannah   The first time I ate Pastelitos de Yucca was in 1983 in Ecuador. We had just arrived in the country, my two young daughters Naama (2) and Maayan (6 months), my Sister-in-Law “tía Carla” and I. We stayed for a few months at a small local family-run hotel. Every day, the cook …

The Hunger Language

by Hannah Laufer-Rottman   Everyone has heard that the language of Eskimos has many different words for snow. But what about a malnourished little boy who has no word for hunger? During my time in Ecuador as Country Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), I visited hundreds of schools around the country to …

Myself In Their Shoes

by Hannah Laufer-Rottman During the recent Live Below the Line campaign, I opted to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having lived in poor countries in Africa and Latin America, I wanted to reconnect to the life of most people in poor countries by joining them in their everyday diet. This is usually …

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“It’s our turn to lead” is the 2015 Earth Day message. What is leadership? How can we become leaders as #globalcitizens? “We follow those..

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Happy Earth Day! It’s our turn to lead! Circle of Life by Luis Salazar, oil on canvas, Art for Life Collection #EarthDay #EarthDay2015 #ItsOurTurnToLead

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Hannah plants a tree in Swaziland. Our project brought water and sanitation to 40,000 children over 3 years. #EarthDay2015 #EarthDay

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Capt. Charles Moore of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation is drawing attention to the growing, choking problem of plastic debris in our..

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#FlashbackFriday Palms for Life Founder, Hannah Laufer-Rottman, visits a World Food Programme project in Guatemala in 1994.

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