In Honduras, 2-year-old Eric is very sick. His mother, Santos, 24, hugs him close, dreading what may happen to her baby boy. “I don’t sleep the whole night because I need to see what I can do for him,” she cried. “I get so worried.”
Children like Carlos and Moises know the gnawing pain of stomachs that are never full. There is little to eat. Sometimes a meal is less than a cup of beans a day. Growing children need much more to thrive, let alone survive.
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.