Their faces strained, young boys in northern Haiti comb through a muddy stream for tiny fish to eat. Driven by hunger, they slog through muck and mud to catch fish with their bare hands.
A young mother stands near her shack built on rotting trash in a muddy swamp in northern Haiti. Thanks to compassionate donors,Food For The Poor built homes for families living in this swamp and helped them start income-generating projects. Today they no longer live in misery.
Their treasure is tiny, usually no bigger than their palms. When the fish are cleaned, there is little meat left, but an entire family shares the meager meal. Eating the fish fulfills the Creole proverb, “Chewing on anything helps chase away hunger.”