Friday, July 02, 2010

I Did the Math

I happened upon this tiny orphanage during my journey today. It is less than 2 months old, made up entirely of boys and girls orphaned by Haiti's recent earthquake.

They have no sponsoring agency, just a loving woman caring for them and a local business owner who offered up a small building to house them. They were running out of food, so my sister and I decided to help. Long story short, we stocked their shelves with rice, beans, spaghetti, charcoal, cooking oil, and sugar (for sugar drink). We spent $324 for a month's worth of two meals a day for eleven kids. I did the math: 49 cents a meal.

Best $324 I've spent in a very long time.

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