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Emergency in Haiti: Help Na Rive feed the children

Posted Feb 14th, 2019

Dear Friend of the What If? Foundation,

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As you may have read in the news, the political and economic instability in Haiti has escalated. Corruption claims and a new fuel shortage have led to nationwide protests and demonstrations demanding the resignation of president Jovenel Moïse. Some protests have turned violent and many people are afraid to leave their homes. Schools and businesses have been closed since last Thursday, and there has been no electricity supply for days now. Markets are closed, and some food suppliers have even shuttered their warehouses.So far, Na Rive has been able to draw from their emergency food sources. But with fuel so scarce and so many businesses closed due to the protests, inflation is skyrocketing. Which means many more people are not able to feed their families and are in need of help.Please help us keep the children and families of Ti Plas Kazo from going hungry during this time of emergency. Make a donation today.

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“It’s harder and harder to get food. Regular people who were ‘just’ making it before are now crying with hunger. And the poor have nothing. Nothing. Once people feel safe to leave their houses again, they will come to the food program for a meal. And we are concerned because we won’t have enough to offer them if the prices keep increasing as quickly as the need does.”   Lavarice Gaudin, Na Rive Program Director

The cost of food and school supplies are up at least 40% from just last week, which is magnifying the suffering throughout Ti Plas Kazo and all of Haiti. The need for donations is urgent. Let’s show the children and families in Ti Plas Kazo we care and will continue to stand with them in these difficult times.

Indeed, it is during times like these that we see the strength and impact of our partnership with Na Rive and we’re grateful to have such a direct way to respond. Thank you for your support and for holding Haiti in your heart.

With gratitude and hope,

Suzanne

Suzanne Alberga
Executive Director