Wings has undertaken the following initiatives to address immediate and sustained needs in the countries served.
Wings has launched a nutrition program that provides high nutrition food items and supplements to school children and families in need. The organization tries to source its supplements from local sources, where and when possible.
According to the United Nations World Food Program, 80 percent of Haiti’s population lives below the poverty line. Consequently, malnutrition is a significant problem. Half the population can be categorized as “food insecure,” and half of all Haitian children are undersized as a result of malnutrition. A current project of Wings is to build a soup kitchen and storage area, which will supply the food for the elderly and the school children; we will be developing a construction project to this end. Some of the children come to school with no breakfast and pass out during the day. Our goal is to build a kitchen facility in order for the children to receive at least one hot meal a day. Some of them could also have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the morning for breakfast.
Safe Water Program
Less than half the population has access to clean drinking water, a rate that compares poorly even with other less-developed nations. We are finding better ways to provide safe drinking water to the villagers to prevent the spreading of Cholera and other diseases.