The Soy Products Factories Project 2009 will establish factories for the production of soymilk and byproducts that will be distributed to local orphanages, nursing homes, and day-care centers. Milk and dairy foods are expensive, which make them limited in supply. The Soy Products Factories will help reduce agency budgets, freeing up monies previously spent on expensive dairy products for other immediate needs.
Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organism such as fish, shellfish and aquatic plants. It is an environmentally sound and cost-effective channel for developing countries to augment food supply and enhance nutritional intake.
The Goat Breeding and Distribution Project will provide for the establishment of a goat-breeding farm. Two hundred local goats (Haitian-born goats) will be purchased for reproduction. Five premium goats, which will be purchased from the Dominican Republic, with the objective of crossbreeding -- mating with the local (Haitian) goats, which are of substandard quality, to produce superior offspring. A security watchman and caretaker will maintain the goat farm.
"The goal is nothing less than the refashioning of our world into one in which no one starves, drinks impure water, lives in fear of the powerful and violent, or dies ill and unattended. Of course such a world is a utopia, and most of us know th...at we live in a dystopia. But all of us carry somewhere within us the belief that moving away from dystopia moves us towards something better and more humane." Dr Paul Farmer
Protein deficiency is one of the greatest causes of malnutrition in the Caribbean and Latin America. The gift of baby chicks will not only help provide a family with a sustainable form of protein (eggs), but the sale of extra eggs can also be a supplemental source of income. Chickens, endearing birds that require modest space and effortless nurturing, are the ideal product for a self-sustaining animal husbandry initiative. Chickens are economical and require minimal maintenance, and the protein from their eggs will help prevent the devastating effects of malnutrition. With this initiative, the backyard of any rural home can be the source of plentiful eggs and meat for a whole family.
"When my mother does not cook anything, I have to eat them three times a day," Charlene said. Her baby, named Woodson, lay still across her lap, looking even thinner than the slim 6 pounds, 3 ounces, he weighed at birth.
Mud has long been used by pregnant women and children in Haiti as an antacid and source of calcium. But in places like Cite Soleil, the oceanside slum where a mom shares a two-room house with her baby, five siblings, and two unemployed parents, cooki......es made of dirt, salt, and vegetable shortening have become a regular meal. Unacceptable. Join us. www.allnighterforthepoor.org
Haitians trick empty bellies with dirt cookies Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau.
As another hurricane season approaches, people in Haiti are still digging out from a devastating series of storms last summer and fall. The storms of 2008 brought massive flooding and mudslides that killed about 800 people and left more than 100,000 homeless.
Very critical in view of the already high level of food insecurity in Haiti, significant damage has been done to agriculture and the entire harvest of the current agricultural season has been either lost or severely damaged. Nearly all agricultural land has been flooded, resulting in the loss of the current corn, bean and banana harvest, particularly in the regions of the south and south-east.
National surveys show that 72 percent of children aged 6–12 in rural areas suffer from iodine deficiency; 32 percent of school-age children are infected by intestinal parasites. In Haiti, almost 30,000 babies suffer of mental deficiencies because their mothers suffered from iodine deficiency during pregnancy. Source: WFP
Undernutrition contributes to 53 percent of the 9.7 million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries. This means that one child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related causes. Source: Solcom.com
Tell us your thoughts about this: 84% of water-related deaths occur in children under age 14. This is an awful statistic and not something that can be answered with a quick email. Think about it, really think. And then, please send your thought. Thank you.
Families here cannot feed their children, so they resort to picking through trash for scraps to recycle and salvageable items to resell or even food to eat. Children with no shoes, dirt on their faces, and lice in their hair are everywhere on an average day. Many of them having a rusty color in their hair from exposure to the methane gas in the dump.
In Haiti, one third of newborn babies are born underweight; acute undernutrition among children under 5 is 9 percent; chronic undernutrition is 24 percent; 50 percent of pregnant women and two thirds of children under 5 are affected by anaemia.
If you/your college cannot attend this particular meeting (August 18), please let us know a convenient time for you and we will do another tutorial.In addition, we will be having some "practice" "All-Nighter for the Poor" sessions, to make sure everything is working right, so please check your updates for these run-throughs.
Please view our "Food Solution" videos on the "All-Nighter" fan page.On this page you will see a video of the horror of eating cookies made of dirt (Haiti) to the miracle of a fishing village that provides commerce, food, stabilty, etc.To become a part of the "food solution" please register at our site below. October 16, 2009-"One night will make a difference." www.allnighterforthe%20poor.org
Hey guys, have you checked out the "All-Nighter" website recently? We've added a quick info. box with basic questions and answers about the "All-Nighter" event to help clarify some common misconceptions. Don't forget, the event will be accessible all over the world via Internet, so Wherever you are, you can check us out and participate!
Life Taken at an Early Age Inspires Legacy of Hope in Haiti Christianpost.com Source: www.christianpost.com When Julie Sokulski Hesser's parents lost her at 32, they were inspired to help others by Julie's strength, faith and courage during her final days. Remembering how Julie could not even swallow water at the end of her life, they decided to share the gift of water with children in Haiti. ...
The new website for All-Nighter for the Poor is up! Will you spend one night to change a life? We need volunteer leaders to form groups at your campus, your church or in your community to participate in All-Nighter on October 16th. Sign up now at www.allnighterforthepoor.orgAll-Nigher for the http://www.allnighterforthepoor.org
The Kiwanis Club of Providence, which worked closely with the Food For the Poor and Scotiabank on a major Labour Day project to construct a two-bedroom timber house for an almost destitute family of six, has furnished them with a brand new divan bed.www.jamaicaobserver.com Source:
Please watch this short video about Haiti's poor and the reality that they must eat DIRT to survive. I did not believe this until I went to Haiti, but, unfortunately this is very true. Parents will feed their children dirt cookies to keep the from crying at night from hunger.
I would ask for your reaction, whatever your reaction may be. The intention is to increase awareness and get different opinions.
Chicken Farming Protein deficiency is one of the greatest causes of malnutrition in the Caribbean and Latin America. The gift of baby chicks will not only help provide a family with a sustainable form of protein (eggs), but the sale of extra eggs can also be a supplemental source of income. Chickens, endearing birds that require modest space and effortless nurturing, are the ideal product for a self-sustaining animal husbandry initiative. Chickens are economical and require minimal maintenance, and the protein from their eggs will help prevent the devastating effects of malnutrition. With this initiative, the backyard of any rural home can be the source of food for a family.
Please join "All-Nighter for the Poor" to learn more about hunger solutions.
Please join "All-Nighter for the Poor" to help the hungry and starving.
FACT: One third of newborn babies are born underweight; acute undernutrition among children under 5 is 9 percent; chronic undernutrition is 24 percent; 50 percent of pregnant women and two thirds of children under 5 are affected by anaemia.
The sea and fishery sector now play a critical roles in developing food resources for poor and undernourished countries. Over the last two decades aquaculture (fish farming) has become a viable farming alternative for food insecure countries.
Tilapia farming, the nurturing and harvesting of tilapia fish, is a prime example of aquaculture. Tilapia farming is a self-sustaining fish harvest initiative specifically designed to enhance food production, produce a nutritional source of food to reduce malnutrition, and encourage economic sustainability with a viable and marketable product.
Learn more about this and other life -saving projects on October 16th, All Nighter for the Poor.
Haiti is still struggling to recover from a series of ferocious tropical storms and hurricanes that struck the country in August-September 2008. Hundreds of people died, vast portions of arable land were destroyed, roads and food stocks were washed away. Source: Haiti World Food Programme United NationsPlease help by joining: www.allnighterforthepoor.com
Please watch this and join "All Nighter for the Poor" to help make a difference.
Clinton's Appointment May Bring Hope For Haiti - cbs4.com Source: cbs4.com While the national spotlight has faded on Haiti, as it tries to recover from the devastation of four hurricanes in 2008, the plight of the suffering there continues. The images were shocking and the destruction widespread.
All Nighter for the Poor Early planning… • Planning: Making the All-Nighter a reality on your campus will take some planning and effort, but it’s very do-able. This night can have a HUGE impact on your campus, church and community! How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~Anne Frank
What is "All Nighter for the Poor"? It is a way for every person on every college campus, to work together to make a real change in the 17 countries Food For The Poor serves in the Caribbean and Latin America.
A way to make an immeasurable difference...besides raising much needed funding, this night allows you to educate and raise awareness on the issue of hunger.
Please call or sign up and find out how you can be the change.
Welcome to the "All Nighter For The Poor" blog. Thank you for coming. Please look out for our new website which will be launched in June. It will have a "Leader's Guide" that will explain how to have a successful and fun "All Nighter For The Poor" event on your campus. Additionally there will be a video explaining how to run the night as well as FAQs and easy access to Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.
We look forward to hearing from you and ending hunger in the countries we serve. Remember "one" person can make a difference.
the "All Nighter For The Poor" blog. Thank you for coming. Please look out for our new website which will be launched in June. It will have a "Leader's Guide" that will explain how to have a successful and fun "All Nighter For The Poor" event on your campus. Additionally there will be a video explaining how to run the night as well as FAQs and easy access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
We look forward to hearing from you and ending hunger in the countries we serve. Remember "one" person can make a difference. Did you know - one in eight Haitian children dies before the age of 5. No one should die from hunger. One special night could help change that. By participating in All-Nighter For The Poor on your campus on October 16th, you can help raise awareness and funds for life-saving food programs.