FTN and Global Assistance were able to bless the people of the Gorzohn Community by loading another container with 270,864 meals on May 25, 2011. The following stories are examples of two children that have benefitted from the recent shipments of food
Marbaylo Logan lost her father to malaria when she was two and her mother to rabies from a dog bite when she was five. She went to live with an uncle and aunt who already have 7 children. Putting the family children first, Marbaylo was often the last to eat and was getting food only if there is enough for everyone else. She was brought to us by a stall woman (food merchant) who said she was caught several times stealing. Marbaylo was malnourished and small for her age when she came to us in August 2008, and did not know how to eat with a fork or spoon. She was a problem at first as she attempted on several occasions to steal food even though she was being fed. One of our cooks took her on as a special project, picking her up on her way to the feeding center and taking her to church on Sundays. Marbaylo is now well adjusted and likes to help the cooks. She is 9 years old but only in the second grade because she was only able to start attending school in 2009.Angerline’s mother died in childbirth when she was only 18 months old. Her father works in the bush (jungle) cutting wood and is only home a few days every month or two. Angerline is living with her widowed grandmother who has no means of support. When she came to us Angerline was malnourished with symptoms of starving. Her hair was light and falling out, her tummy was distended with Kwashiorkor Syndrome, and her skin was dull and papery.
Angerline was admitted to the feeding program in September of 2008. She was in such bad shape that she needed to be fed smaller amounts more often until she could tolerate a full meal. Now after two years she is a bright and energetic child. She is attending 1st grade this year and doing well.