Abused from the time she was born, Angie's disturbed parents conceived her with the intention of using her as part of a sacrifice. She was born without birth papers in rural El Salvador, her parents hoped she wouldn't be missed. A change of heart by her mother brought Angie to a Food For The Poor donor-sponsored children's home.
Can you imagine having constant, agonizing stomach cramps from never having enough food? Little Evelyn can… and she's only 2 ½ years old. All she has ever known in her young life is hunger. Evelyn's belly is swollen from malnutrition, and she is in danger of growing thinner and sicker each day.
Hunger and a house threatening to collapse upon her are taking their toll on Nadjouska, 2, in Haiti. Nadjouska was still in her mother’s womb when her family’s life in Haiti came crashing down. Her father, who was working in the Dominican Republic to help care for the family had suddenly died, leaving Nadjouska’s mom, Nadia, a widow without a means to provide for her children.
Trapped living in the path of danger, along a major highway in northern Honduras, 3-year-old Juana knows it’s frightening when her home shakes as cars and trucks barrel down the road and water pours on her when it rains as she sleeps, but she’s too young to understand why her mother cries regularly.
Belonique, 35, faces this problem all the time. She is a single mother in Haiti who has no means to provide for her two little ones, Jovani, 1, and Youvens, 2. The children cry when they are hungry and it is not unusual for them to fall asleep hungry as well. So, their mother must resort to begging for food from neighbors.
The dangerous streets of Colombia are no place for a mother to sleep with her two young daughters. But Carmen, 37, had no choice but to abandon her middle-class life in Venezuela for these streets when her schoolteacher’s salary could not buy enough food to keep her daughters, Falete, 11, and Cielo, 1, alive.
In a time when nearly everything you buy is mass-produced, our Banana Bark Program offers you a way to send unique greetings you could never find at the mall... one also that benefits desperately poor parents trying to feed their children.