Story number 3 for 31 Jul 2003

By July 31, 2003

(Central America)–Drought and the plummeting price for a Central American crop plunged the region into chaos. The United Nations reports that nearly nine million Central Americans face starvation. Food For The Poor’s Liony Batista explains what caused the sudden rise in both the poverty issues and food security. “The number one product for most of Central America was coffee. There is now a current crisis in the coffee prices because coffee is actually being offered a lot cheaper elsewhere, and so, that is no longer a good crop in Nicaragua, Honduras or Guatemala.” Batista explains how Food For The Poor supports the church. “Our help comes through materially, so that it frees up the pastor, it frees up the little resources that they have so that they can minister to their community.” Batista recently authored a devotional whose proceeds go toward funding the work of the church in Central America.

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