best place to buy cytotec online? Recommended Site More than six months have passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed upwards of a quarter million people and left 1 million homeless. In the days after the earthquake, Haiti — which is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere — was deluged with help from around the world. Among the first to provide emergency relief was Convoy of Hope, which was already in country.
“For more than three years we had been feeding thousands of schoolchildren and their families each day in Haiti,” says Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope International. “Having personnel, vehicles and a large warehouse there allowed us to be one of the first organizations to distribute life-saving food, water purification and other supplies to survivors.”
Today many of the initial first responders and relief organizations have left, but longstanding organizations such as Convoy of Hope have remained and are committed to long-term recovery.
“Part of our recovery strategy is to increase the number of children in our feeding initiative by tens of thousands,” says Donaldson. “By ensuring children have adequate food, clean water and hygiene education we are investing in Haiti’s future.”
Since the earthquake Convoy of Hope has:
- Sent 1814 metric tons of food and supplies to Haiti
- Provided more than 9 million meals
- Served more than 1 million people
- Installed large-scale Culligan water purification units that can each produce 56.000 liters of clean drinking water each day
- Placed more than 2,000 water purification units in homes, schools, orphanages and churches
- Begun partnering with other organizations to help rebuild schools and churches devastated by the earthquake.
In September, when the school year starts, Convoy of Hope will be feeding more than 25,000 children each day. By the end of 2011 the goal is to be feeding more than 45,000 children every day.
“With the help of our partners we have done many great things in Haiti,” says Donaldson, “but there is much to be done to help Haiti fully recover and we are committed to helping provide a better future for the people of Haiti.”