Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mud or Dust, Anybody? (Part Two)


Do you know that you are very fortunate? Cause in the other side of the world there are people who are starving! Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and one of the most disadvantaged in the world. Seventy-six per cent of the population lives on less than $2.25 a day, and 55 per cent live on less than $1.13 a day.

Mud cookies are now becoming a favorite for most Haitians. It is made from DIRT, salt and vegetable shortening. It is becoming popular among Haitians, desperate to stave off hunger. These cookies is occasionally eaten by pregnant women and children as an antacid and source of calcium, but it is becoming a regular meal for most Haitians.

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money. ~P.J. O'Rourke, A Parliament of Whores

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