The Reality of Poverty in Honduras!
Edwin, a ten year old boy living on less than $2 a day is mathematically impossible for most of us to live on. My wife Candy and I met Edwin during an evening of work. We were approached by Edwin and in shock of his size and new instantly he had a severe case of undernutrition.
Doing nothing was not an option. I personally just can't look at Edwin, pass him up and do nothing. Immediately Candy and I began making plans. Getting him sponsored was definite. Within 2 weeks Edwin had a sponsor. He now receives food, clothing and we have hopes of him entering into school.
Poverty is a real issue in our world today. It exist all over.
Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.
1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Food banks are especially important in providing food for people that can’t afford it themselves.
More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.
Reading these statistics makes my blood boil. Part of the reason is economic growth that stems from government. Digging this hole is another blog in itself. Focusing on helping is priority and that is what we must do.
Many children throughout Honduras suffer conditions just like Edwin. We want to help them. All of them. Of course we can't but we reach one at a time. Currently working and ministering in a town called Yarumela has become home and a place where many children struggle daily.
The new feeding center being built will play a crucial role in providing clean water, food, education and the message of Jesus. A very important part of what we do. Reaching the heart as we reach the physical.
Three thing you can do to help.
2. Provide financially
3. Serve on a mission trip