Haiti (MNN) ― Haiti's situation continues to deteriorate. Even before it got hit with food price spikes and multiple hurricanes, more than half of its rural population was living on less than US$1 a day.
When the storms hit and the price of food skyrocketed, the already-vulnerable people had nowhere to go. In some areas, multi-million dollar projects helped jump-start agricultural production, but for the vast majority of the isolated areas, people began to starve almost immediately.
Since then, a partner of Bethany Christian Services, God's Littlest Angels, reports an increase in abandoned children this month as starvation takes hold. This month alone, they've had two children left at their gates.
Although the team is acting as the hands and feet of Christ in this region, increased costs have pushed their budget to a critical point.
Even so, the team is reaching out to help the children in one hurricane ravaged area nearby next week with food help.
The community of Baie d'Orange was hit hard by last year's hurricanes. The Crèche Association in Haiti has been asked by the community leaders to assist the many families in need. God's Littlest Angels is part of the Crèche Association and is trying to collect seeds to give to the families so that they can raise vegetables to help nourish and support their families.
One of GLA's board members will be traveling to Haiti on March 18 and is willing to bring as many seeds as she can fit in her suitcases. Any that do not fit will be sent at a later date. GLA staff is planning on making another trip to the community of Baie d'Orange on March 20 and will be handing out the seeds at that time.
They are looking for seeds for growing in zone 11 - cabbage, lettuce, carrots, leeks, green beans, sweet peppers, onions, spinach, and any kind of melons. (deadline March 15).
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