Do you love a good challenge? We do! In spite of the fact that the streets of Cap-Haitian were flooded this morning with protesters chanting against “La vie chère!” (prices too high), we are moving ahead with plans to feed all 1,200 of our students this year. Rising food costs and the turbulent Haitian economy are sending desperate and hungry people into the streets demanding change. Even the small city airport we fly into has scaled back its hours (we hope that when we fly in soon, we won’t have any problem landing)!
Above is a picture of our main school in Petite-Anse which is a part of the mother church. These 1,000 students are the kids we will be trying to feed a hot meal twice a week when school starts back in October. (This picture doesn’t include the remaining 200 students represented by our other two schools.) We are working hard not to disappoint them!
Thank you to all of you who have risen to the challenge of helping us feed these precious children. However, we still have a long way to go. One child can eat two hot meals a week for an entire school year for only $30. (It would take more than that to feed a whole family just one meal at a restaurant here in the States!)
Are you ready for the challenge? We know that with your help, we can attain our goal of $36,000. Present funds raised: $9,103.