According to the World Health Organization, around 45% of deaths among children under 5 years of age are linked to undernutrition.
The facts about malnutrition in Haiti are sobering. Haiti ranks #113 out of 119 countries on the 2018 Global Hunger Index. And because of the recent political unrest, even more people are in danger of becoming malnourished – especially children.
In LiveBeyond’s area of Thomazeau, Haiti, 41% of children are moderately to severely malnourished. And that number only threatens to increase as the rising inflation rate means parents can’t buy enough food for their families. Malnutrition causes wasting, stunted growth, cognitive impairment, and death. The most vulnerable are children under the age of five.
Parents in Haiti are becoming increasingly frustrated that they can’t provide what they know their children need.
No child should lose their future to something as simple as food.
We at LiveBeyond couldn’t just stand by and let kids starve. So in 2015, we started the Kè Pou Timoun program to feed hungry kids so that growling bellies wouldn’t distract them from the important things like family and school. What started with just 50 kids has now grown to 3,000.
The plan is simple:
Through a remarkable partnership with Convoy of Hope, LiveBeyond staff distributes food through 15 local schools. The Haitian staff works diligently to identify other schools that need food for their students. LiveBeyond collects data on all of the children served to ensure that the kids are getting what they need.
Be a part of this simple solution. Become a Kè Pou Timoun sponsor to ensure that children get the food they need not just to survive but thrive.
Sponsor a child. And know that your generosity makes their success possible.
1. Write a letter to a child in the Kè Pou Timoun program to tell them how much you care.
2. Host a fundraiser at your house or use your social platform to raise awareness for child hunger in Haiti and around the world.
3. Donate a 1-time gift to help us procure and distribute food.
4. Sponsor a peanut butter drive or a vitamin drive at your school, church, or workplace.
5. Sponsor a child in the program to ensure they get the nourishment they need to face each day with confidence.
Learn more about the Kè Pou Timoun program here.
Watch a video about the Educational aspect of the KPT program.
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