Haiti (MNN) — Through the generosity and kindness of others, some 213,840 meals are being sent to Haiti and Africa.
Christian World Outreach (CWO) says 18 pallets of Kids Against Hunger food were recently donated to their ministry. At $0.23 per meal, that's approximately $49,500 of food given to help starving kids!
According to Kids Against Hunger, their meals are formulated by food scientists to provide the easily-digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed by a malnourished child. Each bag of Kids Against Hunger food can feed six kids, and the meals have a shelf-life of three years.
CWO is preparing to send some of this food to their programs in Haiti, along with 12 sewing machines and fabric for their vocational training center. Every item in the container was donated.
Praise God for the generosity of His people! Pray that the container will arrive safely in Haiti.
In Haiti, the Western Hemisphere's least-developed nation, most people live on less than $2 USD per day, and over half the population is illiterate. Natural disasters, corruption, and instability continue to plague the nation.
Twice a week, CWO provides a hot meal to around 150 kids in Port-au-Prince. These children are generally orphaned, have been abandoned due to disease, have HIV infections, or are neighborhood kids affected by political instability and poverty.
CWO began working in Haiti in 1979. They currently operate not only a children's feeding program, but church and leadership development programs, youth camps, a medical camp, and two vocational training centers as well.
Also called Feminine Training Centers, CWO has one of these facilities in Port-au-Prince and another in Mirebalais. They provide Haitian women with vocational skills so they can provide for their families, either by starting a home business or obtaining employment.
The donated fabric and sewing machines being sent to Haiti will benefit women gaining skills in sewing and crafting. CWO's training centers have an excellent completion rate, with eight out of ten students remaining enrolled until graduation.
In Africa, CWO works in the countries of Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The ministry fights poverty in each nation with what they dub a "learning library." It's a collection of resources to improve the education of locals. For a complete profile of how CWO works in each nation, click the country name above.