Today is Blog Action Day. The Topic is Poverty
Ever meet someone so brave, so giving, so remarkably hopeful and influential that you pinch yourself while in there presence?
That’s my Margaret.
My friend, Margaret Trost is the founder of the What If Foundation .
Ask the question what if and see what possibility becomes…
Imagine at the age of 34 losing your husband in less than 5 minutes to an asthma attack. Imagine all of a sudden having a 5 year old son to raise on your own. Imagine rethinking everything you have ever dreamed of. Imagine losing yourself to grief. Imagine being on a plane to Haiti for a mission trip and wondering why am I on this plane ? What did I sign on for? Why am I doing this?
Imagine seeing the most horrific living conditions in the world and people starving. Not just a few people starving.
An entire nation starving.
Imagine listening to the courageous fearless wisdom of Haitian woman literally waiting to die as they sing out loud with hope and joy.
Imagine meeting a priest who planted a seed that said I imagine a food program here.
Imagine my Margaret wondering gee …what if I could help him do that ??
The What If Foundation started as a food program that fed 500 children a meal once a week, sometimes the only meal these children would eat.
Now it feeds 1500 children 5 days a week. Or over 6000 meals a week
All monies given to the What If Foundation goes to nutritious meals, locally sourced, prepared by hand with love
“Piti Piti Na Rive — little by little we will arrive”
the woman who prepare the food daily…
.70 provides a meal. Please donate.