The UN estimates that 1.5 million children and young people under the age of 18 were affected by the 2010 earthquake, nearly a half-million of whom were under the age of five. At least 300,000 young people were forced from their homes, with hundreds of thousands ending up in the settlement camps located in and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince. Too many of these young people still lack consistent access to nutritious foods.
Even before that event, Haiti was already suffering from widespread malnutrition. In late 2009, the UN estimated that one in four children had stunted growth, with an estimated 2.2 percent of children under the age of five suffering severe acute malnutrition.
The goal is to empower Haitians to help themselves and with your help we are confident that we can achieve that goal.
Help us help the Haitians to help themselves. Knowledge is power. Our motto is “Food For Thought”.