This is how most of the world still cooks their food.... over a wood burning fire. I have had many meals cooked just like this - it does work, but the smoke often hinders the flavor of food. Yet no one I have ever seen that has to cook like this... complains. They accept their hardships with strength and cook what ever they can find to eat.
Thank you for being a part of the Change a Baby’s Life Baby Bottle Program. Filling baby bottles with change is an important way to give to the needs in the lives of little ones around the world. We appreciate your support and want you to know your change is a valuable way you are giving to the needs of others. For those of you who have turned in your baby bottles –THANK YOU!!! We’re able to turn your change into food, baby supplies as well as shipping costs to take care of the needs of suffering children. Right now we need your financial aid, as Cholera is taking the lives of children in Haiti and purified water is essential helping them to survive this deadly virus.
We accept with gratitude those of you who have your baby bottles ready to turn back in. Please bring them to 2104 Underwood – LaPorte Tx between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday. Just turn them into the office and I will personally receive them. Your gift helps Moms Against Hunger to keep providing food and supplies to needy children around the world. This year alone we have shipped to Ghana -West Africa, Zimbabwe – Southern Africa, Mexico, Guatemala – Central America, and the devastated nation of Haiti. Because of our generous donors we are able to help – and YOU have a part in compassionate aid for suffering people. Your baby bottle of change DOES make a difference!!!
I wonder if these little children are still alive.... or if they are suffering from cholera right now. This breaks my heart to think of the children in such terrible pain!! In two days time this killer virus takes the lives of full grown adults.... what about a child's life? I need to go to Haiti.
It will take everyone to move quickly to stop the excruiating deaths from Cholera! I need to go to Haiti and take instant portable water filtration systems with me. This is a senseless horrible way to die and can be stopped easily. I cannot just watch this happen.....
Cholera is a serious infectious disease caused by the bacteria Vibrio cholerae, which affects the intestinal system of the body. An infected person experiences severe vomiting, explosive diarrhea and severe dehydration. Without immediate medical treatment, cholera may result in death within four to twelve hours after symptoms begin. Due to a large loss of body fluids, cholera is gruesome in the way that it leaves survivors in their physical appearance, as well as in the biological toll it takes on the body.
Cholera is very contagious. It is spread by the unintentional consumption of infected feces that contaminate food and water. It can also be spread through human to human contact. Some people have been infected with cholera by eating raw or undercooked shellfish.
Cholera is easily treated with fluids and antibiotics. When antibiotics are unavailable, which is commonly the case in areas that are plagued by cholera, a simple mixture of water and glucose for rehydration is life saving. Cholera usually resolves itself after a period of time; the danger is the severe dehydration that quickly causes death.
Similar to the bubonic plague which has showed its face time and again, cholera is a plague that is suspected to be an ancient disease. It has unquestionably reoccurred in seven pandemics since 1817, including in Europe and the United States. The most recent pandemic began in Asia in 1961 and continues to the present day in Africa.
In developing countries, cholera is prevalent in areas that do not enjoy sanitary living conditions because of poverty and a lack of resources. In pandemic regions, even sanitary conditions may not prevent further outbreak. Many people do not receive information on how the disease is spread, fear seeking medical help or simply do not have access to any kind of treatment.
Cholera is not common in developed countries due to the availability of medical treatment, regulated heath standards, clean water and effective sewage systems. Cases of cholera in developed countries are the result of raw shellfish or people who have contracted the illness while traveling. Those traveling to countries that have cholera epidemics should take careful precautions to prevent infection.
Precautions for travelers include boiling water before drinking or washing. Water can also be treated with chlorine or iodine. Frequent hand washing with clean water, especially after using the toilet, is imperative. Travelers are also advised to ensure their food is fully cooked and hot, peeling their own fruit and avoiding raw vegetables, including salads. Raw and undercooked shellfish should also be avoided.
We received this email from Haiti.......Thank you for your prayers. The last death count was 153 as of yesterday afternoon. However, I am not sure that was after or before Ingvild and I dropped off another body at the hospital morgue. People continue to die and the challenge now is to get to the hospital as soon as you have symptoms as the Cholera kills in 24 to 48 hours.
Thanks to Mercy Trucks who donated an Ambulance to us after the earthquake three lives were saved yesterday morning! Duncan, a medical assistant, said; “We drove in as close as we could and then here came the sick woman being brought on the back of a horse!” Because the Ambulance and medical team got in close enough and they were equipped with IV’s, meds inside an air condition Ambulance this lady was saved!
Today the focus continues to be on mobilizing the Ambulance, distribution of bottled and pure water and setting up and repairing water filters throughout the area infected. Pray for our vehicles, drivers and security so that people will not riot. The morgues are full and there is a need for financial assistance in funerals.
We also spent precious hours yesterday with bad roads trying to get water to the interior villages. Today we will be shuttling with 4x4’s, from a larger distribution truck, bottle water into these areas.
Moms Against Hunger supports ..... PLEASE HELP US AND GIVE TODAY. CLICK THE DONATE BUTTON TO PUT YOUR HEART WITH OURS FOR THESE WORKERS IN HAITI.
JOHNNYCOLT returned from Haiti yesterday where he was on the front lines working with an NGO responding to the cholera outbreak in a small village two hours north of Port-au-Prince. 'When the floods come, the camps I was in, the flooded villages as well as St. Marc, when the flood waters com they blast through homes, contaminate the rivers. When it gets really rainy and muddy, conditions are perfect for cholera. Food shipments to IDP camps have stopped. People are really angry, frustrated, malnourished,' he said. - zdan, CNN iReport producer
The Moms Against Hunger food distributions bring all sorts of emotions out in mothers. Some are so excited and relieved to receive food that has nutrition in it and it's free to them. Others so worn down by the sorrows and struggles of starvation and the pain of trying to keep their families fed - they are numb.
Fear is a terrible taskmaster..... and hunger is the monster in the belly of fear every day in their lives.
We give these mothers encouragement in the bush country of Zimbabwe and help them to see a brighter day is here for them. Most of them will also be given food to take back to their villages to give to others who could not walk to the giveaway site.
Q. How much of the money goes to management and how much actually goes to the people?
A, Our projects are structured so that all fund raising and management costs are covered by separate gifts and grants at this time, freeing the received donations to be used for the procurement and distribution of our programs around the world.
Just the look on her sweating face made me want to reassure her that her newborn baby would be okay out here in the hot sun. The burning sun mixed with dry blowing dust made my shirt stick to me as I stood there looking at this mother and her newborn wrapped in a towel. Where was I?
In Haiti ….where 1 million + people still live outside in the dirt! And as I walked around the tight tents of 20,000+ people giving away supplies, I see a beat up box truck with a woman inside. And suddenly I was shocked to find out that she had given birth inside this truck just a few days before!!
Her labor came on strong and having no place that was off of the dirty ground – a stranger had seen her gasping and groaning in pain…. and managed to pick her up and lay her inside this truck and left her to go through labor, delivering a child by herself!!! Alone in the heat…. with a toddler beside her and no husband to help her, she somehow delivered her own child without help in this terrible place.
I saw the depths of sorrow in her eyes and knew that she was suffering trying to care for her 2 children. Only another mother can understand how worried she is, how afraid she is, and completely dependent upon other mothers to help her in this her worst hour of life. Moms Against Hunger comes to her aid to help. No words are needed between us – the eyes say it all…. Desperate fear and relief is the only way to describe the look in her eyes. I know she saw love and compassion in mine as I gave her supplies.
Today I need your help….. we have worked diligently gathering all the needed supplies of food, clothing, baby supplies, water, first aid, shoes and portable tents. Lots of time has been spent finding the shipping money to send each container. Then painstaking time has been taken to pack each container and get it across the waters. And one at a time we have shipped an enormous amount of aid to the masses in Haiti still struggling to survive. One by one we have continued to ship necessities to mothers with children. Moms Against Hunger has shipped 18 containers of aid directly to Haiti and our support systems on the ground there. Every time you sent money to me…. we shipped another container to Haiti.
Now I need to go across to Haiti to find out how the mothers with little children are coping and I need your support. I can’t rely on the media to really tell us the truth of what is happening there with the actual people and our co –laborers are very close to the problems. The only way to know what’s truly going on ……is to go myself.
The news tells us of celebrities and politicians who have raised millions of dollars for Haiti and yet the aid has not been seen there. I wish I had their support….. together you and I have shipped millions of dollars worth of aid for pennies!!!! Millions of meals have been given out without raising any money!! How very, very sad that makes me when I KNOW exactly how much it costs to ship aid and equipment. It really makes me sick in my heart to know what could have, should have been done with the millions they have raised. We must continue on.
Please send me to Haiti. Please put in my hands money to distribute to the workers as I visit the warehouses and ongoing work. I intend to bring back a complete report – the good, the bad and the ugly truth of what is happening there for you my friends who have been a silent supply line of aid to hurting people.
Thank you for helping Moms Against Hunger make a difference in this world.
Dr Gayla Holley
Moms Against Hunger
° Yes Dr Gayla count me with you…. go and bring me back some answers.
° Yes Dr Gayla here is my financial support to send you to Haiti.
° Yes Dr Gayla I would like to see some current pictures of what is being done there now.
Save the Children reports 'The vast majority of developing countries have reduced child hunger rates since 1990. And with five years to go, 62 of 118 countries are on track to meet the U.N. Millennium Development Goal of cutting child hunger rates in half. But progress still isn’t reaching many who need it most, and in some places, things are getting worse. In recent years the economic downturn, volatile food prices, and extreme weather have also contributed to growth in the absolute numbers of hungry and malnourished children."
Please mark your CALENDER and plan to donate on this very important day for the needs of others. Your gift will certainly make a difference in the lives of others.
The June flood in southern Alberta is the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.The latest estimate of the insured property damage now exceeds $1.7 billion. Four people died and 100,000 others were forced from their homes by days of torrential rain, prompting states of emergency in Calgary and several other communities. Moms Against Hunger sent funds to help families with emergency supplies in the immediate days following this disaster.
Cambodia is in the middle of the human trafficking nightmare. Our partners have been very involved in helping to recover, sustain and offer opportunities to children and young women caught in such terrible misery. Feeding the hungry is part of the program to help.....
COSTA RICA... where the children in poverty are vulnerable to diseases, virus's and sickness due to poor nutrition and hunger, The pictures tell the story of hungry children and helping moms.
This is an area in the Dominican Republic that is called 'Little Haiti', and it is filled with poor Haitians who fled Haiti looking for a better life. The children here do not attend school, nor is there a job source in the area for the adults to work at. MAH offers food to these helpless children who stay hungry all the time.
A typhoon hit the tiny island of Fiji and caused major flooding which ruined a majority of the crops. Moms Against Hunger was contacted and asked if we would ship a container of food to them to help provide meals for children during this crisis season. With our partners help we shipped 250,000 meals to the children of Fiji.
Guatemala is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. The needs of the children and elderly in this nation are often ignored, and without any social services. Our longstanding commitment to this beautiful but poor country is ongoing.
We were able to ship 18 containers into Haiti after the earthquake. Our efforts provided 2 million baby wipes, food, water, water purifiers, blankets, hygiene goods, coolers, shoes, tools and medical supplies.
The massive tornado's that swept through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky were terrifying to the families that survived them. Our heartfelt response to them was gratefully accepted as thousands were without food and water and living with damaged or destroyed homes. This effort took hundreds of people to help their neighbors through this ordeal.
Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 Hurricane, that hit New Orleans and surrounding areas. It was the costliest natural disaster in the history of the USA. We provided shelter for a total of 1,000 people over the course of 1 month. We provided shelter, food, clothing and a safe place to think about the future and what to do next. In the shock of what had happened, we respected the privacy of our families and did not allow photos to be taken overall.
Serving families in the aftermath of a hurricane has always been an area that Moms Against Hunger serves in. Every family needs the emotional support and care of a mother in such a time. Our care helps to provide for instant foods, practical supplies and items for small children during the immediate hours after Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.
Hurricane Sandy was the second largest disaster in US history. Moms Against Hunger served the families in Staten Island hot meals and support during the weeks following it.. Our help made the difference in thousands of shocked families trying to cope with the complete loss of their homes and businesses.
The tornado in Moore Oklahoma and surrounding small town areas was devastating! Not only were homes and businesses destroyed but also two schools taking the lives of 23 people including children. 2013 Moore tornado was an EF5 tornado that struck on the afternoon of May 20, 2013