More than one-third of all children in Haiti who survive until their first birthday already show signs of severe growth retardation. Of every 1,000 children born in Haiti each year, 72 will die before their fifth birthday from poverty related causes. (World Health Organization Health Situation Analysis Summary for Haiti — 1998)
A hungry child isn’t ready to learn.
World Wide Village understands that a hungry child is not capable of learning at his or her fullest capacity. For that reason, WWV is committed to providing food for hot lunches in all schools that it administers. And, because WWV is dedicated to strengthening the local economy, food for the schools is purchased in markets within Haiti thereby helping to employ local residents and their families.
60 Days to Life
Medika Mamba (meaning “medical peanut butter” in Haitian Creole) is an energy dense peanut butter, significanly fortified with protein and nutritional supplements developed by St. Louis-based meds and Foods for Kids www.medsandfoodsforkids.org.
The Medika Mamba formula delivers almost immediate results. Peanut butter is a culturally acceptable food source in Haiti so is easily adopted by the children. The peanuts from which the product is made are locally grown and provide much-needed jobs. The cost to deliver is low and the reuslts are amazing.
As our initial partner, Licia Betor of Real Hope for Haiti Rescue Center say, “I am VERY VERY happy with the results… It is difficult to find a product that is good for the kids and that they acutally like…” Melanie, age 4 (photo), was admitted to the program on May 11, 2009 weiging 20 pounds. After only a few weeks she is improving significantly.
The cost of the 60-day treatment plan for each child is only $100 which includes the product, transportation and precessing fees. World Wide Village will increase the program to include other partner ministries as funds permit. Please consider supporting this life-saving program by donating online today.