Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Haitian Children Are Eating Mud Cookies to Survive; Let's Break the Yoke of Poverty and Hunger
Many women start preparing mud to make mud cookies to feed their family. They dry them in the sun on the the roof of their houses.
Rising prices and food shortages are threatening Haiti's fragile stability, and the mud cookies, made of dirt, salt and vegetable shortening, are one of very few options the poorest people have to stave off hunger.
For the price of a Starbucks, for what you would spend at any fast food restaurant, you could help a child eat a meal and get educated. If teachers are not paid, if they have to worry about what to feed their children, they are not able to teach these young minds.
If you are seeking to help solve the Haitian food crisis, here is your opportunity to do it right here. Your donation will go to a church-based school where teachers can get paid and children can continue to attend classes.
Kids should not be reduced to eat mud, dirt to survive. Check out the food riots in Haiti.