Chicks for Hunger
Haiti Trip, Final Blog
“I really don’t know how they survive,” Pastor Geordany, the director of Mt. Carmel Orphanage, replied when I asked him how Haitians could pay the high food prices in Haiti. The average cost of a gallon of milk is over $9, and a pound of oranges costs about $5! The orphanage, located in the rural, central plateau near the town of Pignon, buys lower-cost items such as rice, beans, and cheaper vegetables. Even still, he is only able to feed the children twice a day—in the morning when they wake up, and then after they return from school.
Orphan’s Tear is helping to combat this crisis in 2 ways. The first is by immediately doubling their monthly support from about $400 to $800. The second is by helping the orphanage start a small chicken farm! The farm will not only provide the orphanage with needed protein from fresh chickens, but also bring in additional income from the sale of others in the market.
Thank you for traveling to Haiti with me, Jesse and Kayla via our blogs! On behalf of the 45 children in Haiti who are supported by Orphan’s Tear sponsors, thank you!
Director of Orphan’s Tear