It’s 3:19 PM now, and a 3 year old is still waiting for breakfast since he took sugar cane for supper last night. Yonah collapses to his knees in tear and plops his forehead down on the outside of the kitchen.
Soon he is wailing inconsolably and writhing on his back on the ground. A care giver spots him, picks him up easily by one arm and gives him a little cooked mixed maize corn in a metal bowl. The little boy shovels it into his mouth with sticky fingers coated in tears and grime. The crying, stops for a moment
Each day is now a struggle for care givers at God’s Village to keep hungry children at the orphanage as they search desperately for food.
Gorret Aryangasha Kabarungi a Care Giver here at VCM-Orphanage God’s Village can recall the several worse times in her life serving as a foster mother and one day through the contagious inspirational actions of faith shown by Pastor Ivan Ssewankambo, Gorret was too inspired as she elaborates here in her statement ‘I started a fire, put a sauce pan of water on it and told children I am in the middle of preparing something.’’ She says in a raspy voice. ‘But in reality I had nothing.’
279 children at God’s Village are now at risk of food shortage ‘Hunger’ so severe that it threatens their lives.
The situation is difficult but there is nothing we can do as the extra food that had been stored for emergencies has been eaten. And the next planting season is still two months away.