A ministry in Haiti is threatened by the loss of a food source.

By September 20, 2005

Haiti (MNN)–A year after Hurricane Jeanne ravaged the country, chronic malnutrition continues to plague it.

Children who survived the floods often have distended bellies, dull eyes and reddish hair. For Haiti With Love’s Eva DeHart says that’s a sign of protein malnutrition.

Partner ‘Feed My Starving Children’ is donating a 40-foot container with 38 pallets of food packets for Haiti. They will be going down on CASCO and for 1/2 of the shipping costs, FHWL gets 20 pallets of the food. That means they need to raise over $4,000 for this project.

DeHart says their teams live James 2:14-17, so they work to share the hope of Christ with the children, once their physical lives are out of danger. “We get the food packets and we really start pumping them up with vitamins and food. As the new hair grows, you can see it turning black and shiny as the protein balance corrects itself in their bodies.”

DeHart says one of their main concerns is nutrition for the babies. “We’ve lost our source for formula with the change in personnel at the pharmaceutical house that was supplying the formula. We don’t have a regular supply of formula for these babies.”

Helping one child at a time – It’s all about giving freely of God’s love and gifts to help make life better for the poorest of the poor in Northern Haiti.

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