We have all seen photos of severely malnourished children in poverty stricken areas of the world.
Many of these children face death, and many do die.
We have all wondered, “How can I make a difference to really help these suffering children?”
"How can I know that my money will actually be used to help these children and not have the majority be spent on administrative costs?”
Well, CHILD’s support of the Palto Project in Haiti may be just the answer that you have been looking for!
Palto is a district in central Hait, which is very, very impoverished, even by Haitian standards. CHILD is joining up with Haiti Children’s Home out of which the Palto project has been run for several years. Melissa, an LPN, is in charge of the program. The aim of the program is to provide Medical Mumba bars (high energy, high protein bars) to infants-14 year-olds who are severely malnourished, many near death. After 6 weeks of being on the nutrient rich bars, the children are then transferred to Manna rice packs, which is rice that is fortified with a large number of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. The children stay on this for anywhere from 6 months to 4 years, depending on the need.
CHILD is actively supporting the Palto Project by buying hundreds of Manna rice packs and Medical Mumba bars to provide funds for some of the 150 children on the Palto program. The actual number on the program is even higher as whole families are often placed on the Manna rice packs as well.
ALL of the money raised for the Palto Project goes directly to the project.
NO overhead. NO strings attached.
With Haiti being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, there is a tremendous need for the Palto Project to be expanded. It is only through your generosity, in partnership with CHILD, that many more severely malnourished children will be given a chance at a better life, and more importantly a chance at life itself.
So, if you have ever wondered how you could really do something to give life to those starving children you have seen photos of on TV and in magazines, look no further, you have found the answer. It is CHILD’s support of the Palto Program.
— $95 CAD buys one box of Medical Mumba bars. It takes about one box to treat one severely malnourished child.
— $13 CAD buys one box of Manna rice packs required for each child each month— i.e. the dollar equivalent of 1.5 Big Mac combo meals which feeds a malnourished child for a MONTH!
— Total of $2,000 CAD for Manna rice packs for the 150 children (and additional family members) on the program
To put it in perspective:
For the cost of buying a Starbucks latte every morning for a year, instead one
could buy several hundred boxes of Medika Mumba bars and save hundreds of
children from near certain death.
What a difference one cup of coffee can make over a year!
What a difference you can make!