Hungry in Haiti


Duverson, who lives in Haiti, was malnourished. But now his mother, Simone, has learned how to provide for her children better.

When Duverson, the youngest of Simone’s eight children, got incredibly sick, she wasn’t quite sure what was wrong. 

“He had just the bones under his skin,” the 40-year-old mother said. “His temperature was often very high, and he had acne all over his body.”

This is a common problem in Haiti, where the family lives. There, 100,000 children under age 5 suffer from acute malnutrition, while one in three children is stunted. 

World Vision was able to help Duverson get healthy and continues to monitor him to make sure he stays that way.

Due to the efforts and partnerships between World Vision and communities, more than 30 families have been able to grow more and better vegetables. “I grow vegetables and beans, which are very nourishing for the body,” says Simone, relieved that Duverson is healthy again.

Please pray for hungry people in Haiti and World Vision’s work to help them survive. 

“Great Provider, thank You for blessing Simone and her family. We praise You for how You have given so many families food to gather up. Please continue to give them and others food.”

Photo©2015 World Vision, Jean-Wickens Merone

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