Friday, September 14, 2007

Who do you consider lucky?

In Haiti, a country where the life expectancy is only 57 years,

where the average person lives on less than 70 cents a day,
where an utter lack of sanitation causes great risk to the population,

where the natural resources have been completely depleted,
where intestinal worms steal 25% of many childrens' daily caloric intake

where violence, robberies, and kidnappings keep people out of the streets,

where the HIV/AIDS prevalence is 5.6%,

where infant mortality is 10 times higher than it is in the USA,

where 2/3 of the population is unemployed,

children survive, scrounging for food in trash piles,

selling water, mangos, or crackers in the street,
begging for a gourde or two,
or living in orphanages like Hope for the Children of Haiti.
These children are the lucky ones.

1 comment:

DotBlogger said...

Hi! I would love to chat with you if you are willing. My name is Julie and I have two girls in the orphanage. I'm on pins and needles to get them home but seems time stands still when it comes to processing paperwork. Agghhh! Was wondering if maybe you met my girlies and had extra pictures of them or know how they're doing. Please write to me at: Thank you!