Millions of children in the Caribbean and Latin America are starving, and suffering from the ravaging effects of malnutrition. Without proper nourishment, their chances of growing up healthy diminish with every day.
Six-year-old Geraldson lives in Haiti and has never known what it's like to eat every day. When there's only a cup or two of rice to feed his entire family, he scrapes out his portion to gobble down every last grain. When there's nothing to eat, his younger brother and sister cry. They are too little to understand that their mother struggles every day to find food.
There are more children arriving each day. Their parents can’t even grow food to feed their starving children. The poor farmers here in San Agustin have suffered for years from a severe drought. Work has vanished, and food prices have skyrocketed. There is little hope that the ongoing drought will end soon.