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The Need is Great
Two hundred years ago the soil in Haiti was very rich in minerals. At that time Haiti provided more income than all the 13 US Colonies put together. Sadly, the island was quickly stripped of its great wealth and natural resources.
Today, Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Over 50 percent of the national requirements for food are imported at very high prices. With approximately half of the country’s population living on less than $2 per day, Haitian families are finding it increasingly difficult to provide food for their children. Recent statistics from UNICEF indicate that malnutrition now accounts for 40% of all deaths in people under the age of eighteen.
Natural disasters such as the January 2010 earthquake and a succession of devastating hurricanes have exacerbated the problem of hunger in many rural communities. The crops that so many families depend on often are destroyed by wind, flooding, mudslides and drought. This causes great hardship, malnutrition, and even starvation. RMI has partnered with a number of organizations to provide food relief to those in need.
Through Food For Health RMI is addressing these serious hunger needs using pre-packaged meals. These nutritious meals are scientifically created to help those suffering food deprivation and severe malnutrition. The meals are able to transform the health, growth and physical well-being of children as well as adults.
The meals are rice based and chicken flavored, both of which are a staple in the average Haitian’s diet. The meals are fortified with vitamins, minerals and protein to improve health in a short amount of time. Here is a complete list of the Nutritional Information.
As with all our programs, RMI partners with local Haitian churches and leaders to identify the individuals and families to receive food based on their need.
Give a case of 216 meals for only $25.
This will provide a family of 6 a nutritional meal every day for a month!
Imagine the difference it makes when your food budget is less than one dollar a day and you receive a case of this food? What a great investment into the lives of the kids and families that have such great needs.
Please consider giving several cases.
“You should see the children who have been eating this food! ...the thickness and color of their hair, the complexion of their skin and the smiles on their faces. These kids are totally different. In times past the children were so tired by 10 a.m., they just couldn’t focus on learning. Now they are full of energy and able to learn the whole morning!”
“Haitians love to have hope.” This is what Madame NeNe shared when asked how the Food for Health Program has impacted her family. The way God had provided for her family in their moment of desperate need had given her hope.
Knowing that she and her family were in great need, RMI delivered a case of food. And it was just in time. Shortly afterwards, a tropical storm passed by and it rained heavily for days; the rivers and roads were flooded as well as the market where she bought the few food supplies she could afford. There was no food to feed the 10 people in her house plus 2 that she regularly helps with meals. There was no way to get to town. She was very grateful for the Food for Health food packets that she’d been given through RMI and her church. With that, she was able to feed everyone until the flooding subsided and life began to return to normal.