Saturday, January 7, 2012

Tap-Tap Filled With Tzu Chi's Love

Today the local Haitian Tzu Chi volunteers rented a Tap-Tap to bring some emergency food supplies to the orphanage! How awesome! The orphanage has been running low on food and the food budget is definitely been in the red for a while now. This was a nice breather to be able to have some food help. The U.S. team is going to come back this month to do a final assessment and hopefully it will be established that Tzu Chi is going to help support monthly food expenditures for the orphanage! That would be awesome if that could happen. The children really need to eat more nutritious foods and on a more regular basis! Most of the children here are all malnourished and just getting empty calories.

So the Tzu Chi volunteers brought a total of 10 sacs of rice, 2 sacs of flour, 2 sacs of sugar, 2 sacs of beans, and 6 gallons of cooking vegetable oil. We did a small ceremony with the children and it was so nice to spend a couple of hours with like-minded individuals! It has been a while since I've seen all of them. It was like seeing family members again! We all hugged and had a great time. I gave them all a tour of the orphanage and took them to look at all the Moringa plants, as well. Good news is that the Moringa are all growing tremendously and it has actually reached the point where we can start harvesting and eating them. This is going to be a great addition to the children's menu and overall health improvement.

A great big thank you to all the volunteers who came today and also to Tzu Chi Foundation for making this donation possible!

I am forever grateful for each and everyone of you! Especially Master Cheng Yen! Woo Xian Gan En!

1 comment:

  1. you are the one who made this happened, thank you too!