A quick internet search led me to a few statistics that left me quite uncomfortable. Sometimes, you see and hear things but cannot quite comprehend their intensity.
The World Food Programme website gave me
a bit of that;
- Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four there is undernourished.
- Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
- 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
Can you let that sink in? Honestly, that can take a while, and it would still not really sink in. At least it hasn’t for me.
The world ‘celebrated’ World food day last week and the good people at Hello Food decided to do something amazing for the less fortunate among us.
They are giving away a kilogram of rice, sugar, beans, maize and flour to Elohim Development Centre (where 4040 is building a dormitory) for every comment you make on this particular post on their facebook page <<
As if that is not enough, every time you share the post, the children will get double. So, if you posted sugar, they instantly receive two kilograms of sugar 🙂
I can’t think of a more meaningful way to commemorate this week. Even if you will not leave the comfort of your home/office, all the work will be done ‘for you’ with just one simple click! (or two)
This offer ends on Thursday 22nd October.
I urge you all to spare a few minutes, visit the Hello foods facebook page <<here and get clicking. Uhm, now would be nice 🙂
Thank you in advance 🙂