The Malnutrition Center
“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” – Matthew 25:35
While families struggle to survive off less than $2 US per day, too many Haitian children suffer from chronic, as well as acute malnutrition. Nearly one-third of all children under the age of five suffer from stunted growth. More than 100,000 children in Haiti suffer from acute malnutrition. They are dying of hunger.
Symptoms of malnutrition can be seen in children whose little bodies become bloated or emaciated due to lack of nutrients. Their hair also turns red and brittle.
At the Malnutrition Center, each parent receives education, great medical care and lots of nourishing food for their babies and toddlers.
With Haiti’s food crisis growing our Malnutrition Center was serving more malnourished babies and toddlers than ever before. So, we began to “have a dream” of a new Malnutrition Clinic, with the best of doctors and everything we would need to save little lives.
What a miracle when Joyce Meyer Ministries — Hand of Hope offered to sponsor the new building, and also gave funds for the furnishings, the beds, tables, play area, chairs, dining room, etc.!
This was, indeed a miracle! We hosted the dedication of the Malnutrition Center on Friday, January 29, 2021.
The regional Malnutrition Center offers early childhood vaccinations and monitors the height and weight of each child. Additionally, we provide temporary housing for the mother and child to support the child’s healing, as well as specialized food and care to save their lives.
Each family receives food to take home to ensure proper growth and development in between appointments at our clinic.
There is always joy when we see growth, weight-gain and overall improvement in the young children we serve.
Please, help us meet nutrition goals for the least of these.
Recent political instability, coupled with the environmental conditions that make it difficult for people to grow or buy their own food has affected Haiti’s malnutrition rates in children. As we focus on long-term prevention of malnutrition, we invite you to stand with us to advocate for and promote nutritious diets through our malnutrition center program.
How You Can Help
$8 sponsors 216 meals
$24 sponsors 648 meals
$120 sponsors 3,240 meals