Madjie is slowly wasting away. She is so weak from hunger that she can't walk or even stand. "She can't hold herself up because she is suffering," her mother, Nadia said. Lack of food has taken a toll on Madjie's frail little body. She is often sick with fevers and diarrhea, and she has "a lot of rashes on her body," Nadia said.
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.