The Impact of Hunger in the Life of Children in Dominican Republic. BY: Maria Estrella

Hunger in youth

Imagine waking up every morning and not knowing when you were going to eat that day. Now imagine that from the point of view of a five-year old. This is the mindset of thousands of people in the Dominican Republic. Hunger affects every aspect of a person's life. For children, malnutrition has a major impact on their education and social relationships with their peers in school.

What Does it mean to be hungry?

-lacking needful or desirable elements; not fertile; poor: hungry land. -marked by a scarcity of food.

" Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because its the nutrition that helps starts your day off. " (Gallagher). " Tow out of three children are affected by eating unhealthy, which causes their brain not to function " ( Rafael ). Hunger impacts education in Dominican Republic, Children cannot concentrate on studies unless they are well fed and it's not just healthy constantly.

Kinds in Dominican Republic Need Food

This video compares “first world problems” with the challenges that citizens in underdeveloped and impoverished countries face. A major problem that the children in these countries face is hunger; they lack the basic supplies and resources to maintain their health. Meanwhile, people in first world countries are complaining about their water being too cold or receiving the wrong order at fast food restaurants. These so-called “struggles” are given so much worry and emphasis, but in reality, they are such superficial problems and have absolutely no validity in comparison to someone who doesn’t know where their next meal is coming from.

One of the most sad reasons that we always see is when people throw good food in the trash that children can eat. However, the people prefer to put the good leftover food in the garbage, we need to value the food more, and think more for those children that need this bite of food that we throw away.

Do you want to help make a change?

By donating money to the link below, you are helping starving kids in the Dominican

After seeing people starve like that, it should make you want to help and donate to these young children. Don't go away without doing anything, try to give a hand.

Created By
Maria isabel estrella padilla


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