In 2006, when Food For The Poor’s Honduras development team first met him, 8-year-old Gerson David seemed to carry the weight of the world on his small shoulders. His father had abandoned the family, and Gerson alone was left to help his mother, Eliodora, care for his three older siblings — two brothers and a […]
By Karen Gaulette Curtiss, FFP Campaign Advisor: In September of 2011, 16 Food For The Poor employees set out on a mission trip to Haiti, my homeland. Some of us went out of curiosity, others went because every day we are told of the extreme poverty in Haiti, but like many, we questioned the level of […]
By April Simpson “Bahareque” homes, made mostly with bamboo, mud and sticks, are a traditional form of construction still practiced in rural areas of Latin America, including El Salvador.
Fourteen people who came from California, Rhode Island and states in between are in Haiti this week to share their blessings and roll up their sleeves. On the agenda: make school children smile, help dish out lifesaving food, paint a home, and be a witness to families living in despair. Victoria, an employee at Food […]