Monday, November 23, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 2015
I'd like you to meet Glendy, Damaris and Rudy. Three little kids, all malnourished and all in need of sponsorship!
Follow the link on the Child Sponsorship page to start sponsoring today and help these kids get healthy and stay that way!
#3039 Damaris Aracel Yacabalquiej Sacalxot
Damaris is one year old and severely malnourished. She entered into our Chubby Cherubs program of nutritional cookies to help her gain weight, but she really needs the help of a sponsor to buy her powdered milk to drink. She has an older brother who is 7 and an older sister who is 3. Damaris and her siblings live with their mother and 5 relatives of their mother in a one room cement house with a tin roof and a dirt floor. Virginia doesn’t work and depends on financial help from one of her brothers to support her three children. The family usually eats tortillas for three meals a day with rice, beans, eggs or sometimes just salt.
# 3040 Glendy Marisol Meretz Carrillo
Glendy is three and a half years old but only weighs 19 pounds! She has been diagnosed with severe malnutrition and entered into our program of nutritional cookies to help her gain weight, but she really needs the help of a sponsor to buy her powdered milk and other food. Glendy has one older brother, four older sisters and two younger sisters. Her siblings range in age from 1 month to 13 years old. Glendy lives with her brother and sisters and their parents in a one room shack made out of wooden boards and a tin roof with a dirt floor. Her father works cutting sugar cane from November – May and is usually unemployed for the rest of the year. The family usually eats tortillas for three meals a day with eggs, beans, boiled herbs or rice.
Monday, November 16, 2015
|Antoinette gave birth at PID's emergency birth center on October 12, 2015|
Avery also arrived in Haiti yesterday. She'll be interning for two months here!
|I think they are testing her Creole...|
This morning she helped me unpack the Christmas party supplies from the barrels we got out of customs last week, we then walked around PID and introduced (or re-introduced) her to all the staff, and a talked about her internship hopes. Later she set up for Creole lessons with her tutor, then she killed some time playing soccer with the kids (they like her already: she brought a soccer ball.)
Check in with you all soon,
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Today the medical team worked in the clinic in the morning seeing patients. We brought a pickup truck full of people from the far away village of Saquiy. On Monday we will send the truck to another far away village called Barrios.
Shelby and Tiana worked all morning popping popcorn over a hot plate in my office. It was quite the sight to see!
In the afternoon Shelby, Patrick and I had our first Christmas party with the middle school and high school kids in our sponsorship program. The rest of the team went to explore the Mayan Ruins and enjoyed learning about the history of the site.