So if you have been following my business or me at all, Amber and I have been highlighting our work in Haiti.
Well here's some updates.
As you know we've teamed up with Stop Hunger Now. If not, read HERE.
Brief history: When Amber and I traveled to Cange, we noticed that the school children did not eat during the day. No lunch. We knew they weren't guaranteed a meal at home. We also learned that they were once provided a meal by Partners in Health.
Our goal was to pack enough meals to fill one 40' container = 285,120 meals.
We did. However, a representative went to Cange in Dec 2012 to approve Cange's application. They approved not 1 but 4 containers! That's over 1 million meals! This will not impact just the school we worked with but all 9 area schools!
So now, we are in the works of looking for funding and/or means of transportation to get those containers of meals transported to Cange.
Costs: approx. $4000 to ship and approx. $2000 in import taxes
import taxes + the transportation means donated
So my prayer, project and plea are:
Pray that this happens!!
Project: the first container is scheduled to ship in March. All funds must be in place by this Friday, March 1st. The rest are to follow soon thereafter.
Plea: Spread the word...do you know of a corporation that has transportation
means? Do you know of a charity or grant that can aide? Do you know of
a donor? Every little bit will help.
This is something I'm very passionate about.
This is something I'm invested in.
These are real children, that I know personally, that I taught. Their families, I've met.
I want life's basics for them. I want their bellies to be filled, their minds to be educated.
This is something I believe can happen!
If you believe, share our story, share their story.
We have a video that we've created, a letter we've drafted.
Access the video here:
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