The basic necessity of food to sustain life in Haiti is often something that children go without on a regular basis. If you spend any time at all in Haiti, you will likely encounter many children who have tiny limbs, bloated bellies and reddish colored hair. These are all sure signs of malnutrition due to the lack of food, nutrients and clean water. In the mountains, it is not uncommon for children to eat 2 or 3 times a week and it’s not because they don’t want to, but because they have no other option.
Happy Kids International works to alleviate the suffering caused by the chronic food shortage. Everywhere we serve, whether with our orphanage partners in the city, with the Good Seed Academy outside of the city, or up in the small and often forgotten villages in the mountains, we provide a good, hearty meal as often as possible. In terms of sustainability and long-term growth, we are working with local Haitians to help them develop and maintain small farms with crops that would help feed their community and would be used as a means of sharing the Gospel. We have currently started one small farm and are looking to expand into multiple farms in the future. We desire to see a consistent feeding program established in these areas that would feed children multiple meals a week.
We need your help. By becoming a $30 Club member, you are partnering with us to provide these meals as often as possible. With your partnership, we are able to provide meals for children who are starving, on a more consistent basis.
Because, “If a lot do a little, a lot gets done”. It is a motto we use often at Happy Kids because of the truth in it.
As part of caring for the body, we also run medical clinics to meet the basic needs of children. Traveling to area hospitals or doctors isn’t feasible for most people in remote areas. For some it could take days to get there only to not be seen or be turned away because care costs more money than they have.
“Because where you live, shouldn’t determine whether you live.”