Thank you so much for all you are doing to help us feed children around the world. Undernourishment is worth fighting because it negatively affects people’s health, security and ability to think and be productive. It also steals their hope.
Here’s a sobering fact: If you add the number of children who died this week because they lack nutritious food, they would fill one of the largest stadiums in America — Michigan Stadium, which has a seating capacity for 107,501 fans — twice.
Nutritious food, the kind Convoy of Hope distributes, can derail the realities of malnourishment. We know well-nourished children perform better in school, grow into healthy adults and in turn, give their children a better start in life. That means we can change generations of families for the better. That’s worth fighting for, and I am so thankful you have chosen to partner with Convoy of Hope in this battle.
Thanks for fighting with us. Lisbon Joseline, a child in our Children’s Feeding Initiative, is one of nearly 150,000 reasons that we are fighting malnutrition.
At her school in Honduras, the eight-year-old pulls out an art tablet from her bright pink backpack and starts flipping through drawings she’s obviously proud of.
“This one is for my mother,” she says, pointing to a drawing of apple trees. “I know she’ll like this one.”
Lisbon Joseline lives with her mother and three siblings in an impoverished region of Honduras. Her mother struggles daily to put food on the table for her family.
“My father does not live with us, so it is very hard for my mother,” says Lisbon Joseline, her eyes welling up with tears. “That’s why I am so happy I can come to school to eat.”
Lisbon Joseline is fed every day at her remote school because she is enrolled in the Children’s Feeding Initiative. In fact, at a number of feeding sites in Honduras, nearly 3,000 children in 29 program centers are being fed every school day thanks to the incredible support of our children’s feeding partners.
“I like to come here to eat and spend time with my friends,” adds Lisbon Joseline. “They serve me good meals.”