Feed the Orphan Babies in Haiti

 
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Oct 4, 2012

An Update on Feeding the Kids in Haiti

Dayana in September
Dayana in September

How is feeding the kids at God's Littlest Angels in Haiti going?   There's a couple of statistics and then two pictures that will tell the story well.

  • According to statistics that I received from a friend of mine at another organization north of Port Au Prince, in many of the areas that got hit by Tropical Storm Isaac, between 50 and 80% of the farm crop was wiped out.   Not only is that a problem for those particular farmers, it is creating significant food shortages and many NGOs are worried about a significant spike in malnutrition and malnutrition related diseases, especially in children.
  • On a global scale, but especially in Haiti, food prices have been going up substantially.   The most recent statistics that I've seen say that food prices in Haiti have risen over 30%.    When the average wage is $2 per day, a 30% increase takes a HUGE bit out of anyone's income, but especially those who are already "on the edge." 

Food prices are going up and supplies are going down.   That's not a good combination.

But, let me show you two pictures of one little girl.

Dayana came in to God's Littlest Angels in May with a group of 22 other children from another orphanage that has been shut down.  You can tell by the older picture that she was scared, she was hungry and not "in a good place."

Now look at the second picture - what a difference 4 months can make!    What is the difference?

  • Enough food - some of the children who came in with Dayana said they were "shocked" that everyone got to eat three times a day.   They said that many times, the kids would take turns eating and 3would eat maybe every other day.
  • Love and attention - those magnify the good that enough food does.   Enough food is crucial but it is the combination that makes a huge difference.

The need in Haiti and the need for our kids to have enough food is more important than it has ever been.   

Thank you for your help,

Tom 

Dayana on May 31
Dayana on May 31
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Dixie Bickle

Colorado Springs, Colorado United States

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