‘There is nothing as food’ in Haiti
Durisma, the school teacher who first invited Climbing For Christ to Malasi, fainted from hunger during our monthly seminary on May 25. When missionary Miguel Rubén Guante visited some of the C4C villages in Haiti over the weekend to discuss preparedness for hurricane season, he said: “I could see why Durisma had lost heart in the last seminary – there is nothing as food for the people.”
Despite our best efforts to provide additional seed and fertilizer during the last planting season, bad weather destroyed a majority of the peoples’ crops. The people are preparing their fields again for the next planting. In the meantime, Miguel said there is “no corn, onions, beans, potato, sweet potato, cabbage. All is sowing now.”
Planting, above and below, in land that has been heavily watered of late. (Photos by Miguel Rubén Guante)
Children waiting outside a house in Malasi, where there is little for them to eat.
We have received US$150 this week to buy food to help the hungry in mountain villages such as Malasi. The need continues to be overwhelmingly great in Haiti, where Climbing For Christ struggles to make ends meet month after month. Never mind coping with the seemingly constant weather-related emergencies, such as hunger resulting from a ruined harvest.
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