One of the main pitfalls in addressing the issue of hunger is to speak about it in an impersonal manner. It then becomes an abstract phenomenon, difficult to understand for people who have refrigerators and eat at least one meal every day. Hunger does not exist beyond the people who endure it, and these people have names and faces. For us, the problem of hunger is four-year-old Justine, who a fortnight ago arrived at our nutrition centre in the village of Ntamugenga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was in a state of severe starvation and the swelling that accompanies malnutrition had completely disfigured her face. She could hardly see through her eyes. Thanks to you, we were able to fight for her life. Today she is safe.
Tomorrow is World Food Day. This is an important day because it draws attention to an escalating food crisis that we cannot ignore. Already, 41 million people are at risk of starvation. This year alone, more than 950 million people in the world will not have enough to eat. 20 million children will be born malnourished. Five children every minute die from hunger, the most common causes of this being warfare and climate change.
Poverty and the problem of starving children in North Kivu is the result of the aggression of very active rebel groups. The fear of being kidnapped is greater than the fear of starvation. The fertile fields on the outskirts of the villages lie fallow. Even if, in desperation, someone dares to cultivate them, the fruits of their labour usually end up in the hands of bandits who regularly plunder the fields.
The problem of hunger is for us also the helpless look in the eyes of Grace. She came to us when, due to malnutrition, she became lethargic, lost interest in playing and basically stayed still all day. Can you imagine such a dispirited five year old?!
Your decision to buy into Life Investment truly saves lives every day. Since the beginning of this year alone, we have been able to pull about 155 kids out of the acute phase of starvation disease, and almost 245 out of the moderate phase. Among them was Baraka, who today smiled for the first time for a photo when we told her that we wanted to introduce her to friends from Poland who, like the team at the nutrition centre, fought with determination for her recovery thanks to the Life Investment.
Every investment you make in our nutrition centre works such wonders!!! Be proud of yourselves today! Every day you save the lives of yet more children in a place in the world where no one else would help them. Share this with your friends, share this post. And if you are not yet familiar with Life Investment be sure to click the link in the first comment and let us convince you that an investment in life is the best possible one. Today we need you more than ever, because the hardships we have all experienced over the past year are also clearly visible in our budget for the fight against hunger.
This is an important project of the Good Factory!!! Life Investment saves over 1000 kids in serious condition every year. If you decide to buy annual shares worth 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 PLN, you can be sure that it will be money invested in the best possible way. With them, you will save the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged kids, putting an end to their hunger and bringing a smile to their face. We all have the power to end someone’s hunger today. Let us not be told otherwise!!!
By purchasing a ” Life Investment” share, you join the elite group of our foundation’s collaborators who fight hunger in a very tangible way and save dozens of children every month.
You will receive from us a personalised document confirming the purchase of special edition shares. This will be a testimony of your determination in the fight to ensure that there are fewer and fewer hungry children in the world, for whom the lack of food deprives them not only of childhood, but also of life.