The poverty in Haiti is not a simple, “wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra spending money” poverty.
No it’s much worst than that. It’s a type of poverty where men and women work long and hard for just enough to feed one’s family. And the hunger? It’s not a growling in your stomach “excuse me, it’s almost lunch time” type of hunger either. It’s more like “was it yesterday or the day before that I last ate” type of hunger. A hunger that will drive a mother and her children to the streets to beg for scraps.
How can someone not be touched by the sight of an innocent child, created in the image of God, begging for bread? Haiti Under God is no exception. So it was only natural for HUG to begin feeding at-risk children through schools, churches and other venues as God opened doors of opportunity.