Today day seven of a Facebook fundraiser, I come with a picture of a mother in anguish holding up her baby with visible signs of starvation, The bloated and distended belly indicates – Kwashiorkor
Kwashiorkor is a severe form of malnutrition associated with a deficiency in dietary protein. The extreme lack of protein causes an osmotic imbalance in the gastro-intestinal system causing swelling of the gut diagnosed as an edema or retention of water.
This picture today is from Lahore, Pakistan, the area my adopted son lives. He chose to go among the day laborers who rely on their daily tasks to supply their daily food – except they are not considered essential workers and told to stay away in place, not needed.
Here in the United States, we are being given a reprieve on some of our debts until this is over and it is safe to go back into public areas. While we as a society do not like to be kept locked down, we are not in danger of starvation while waiting to leave the house or apartment.
Some of us get sick if we go out, so we are sheltering in place without complaining.
These people do not have that choice. No work, no eat. So they are slowly dying as a by-product of the coronavirus.
On day two of the fundraiser, we decided it was not just to feed Pakistan but other countries that also had deserted willing or unwillingly their daily workers who had no income because they were told they were not essential to the economy.
We have had so few donations but they will be shared with the ones that asked. India and Liberia
Please I ask that you go to this link on Facebook and securely donate what you are able, then share this blog and also share the donation link on Facebook.
I pray that God will bless you one hundredfold for helping these who are His children.
God left us with commandments and Jesus boiled them down into two:
Love God with all your heart
Love your neighbor as yourself (your neighbor is every other human on earth)