One of my (blog) friends, Brandi, just returned back from Uganda, where Children's Hopechest is launching a sponsorship program. Unfortunately, what Brandi found in Uganda can't wait for children to get sponsored, the situation is dire and the need is immediate. Like now.
The bad news is that Ugandan schools cannot give pencils out to students because the children are so hungry, they eat them. The good news is that $0.14 can feed someone a meal of posho (cornmeal) and beans.
Take that in for a moment. . .
$0.14 a meal
$2.86 for 20 days
$1 per FAMILY
$20 feed a family for 20 days.
Join me in skipping lunch today and then give the money you would have spent on your lunch here (note: FEED THE FORGOTTEN). Then comment back here and tell us how many people you fed today. It'll be fun. If you don't want to skip your lunch, skip your morning iced coffee - or the one you drink at 3pm. Or don't skip anything, just give a little. The possibilities are limitless!
I'm going light on this topic because I've put you all through enough lately, but if you want the real skinny read this or this. Or, suffice it to say that you can save someone from eating dung and insects today. There I said it. I tricked you, I didn't go light on you afterall. Yeah, poop and insects. That's the kind of starvation we're talking about. Sip on that on your way to work this morning.