African pop culture  (the starvation cry of the poor)

Growing up, during meals, whenever i do not finish my food, my parents always chastise me and tell me that somewhere in the world a child lies dying from hunger and here I am wasting food. Sometimes i also rant about this with my bestfriend back in college” forcing her to always finish her food to the last grain because she’s opportuned to have food.

    But this is not a mere threat, or a guilt trip anymore, it is a reality.

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the estimated volume of edible food wastage is at 1.3 billion tons, with annual direct economic loss amounting to 750 million US dollars. And With so much hunger being experienced in other countries, wasting food as much as this is a sacrilege, plain barbaric I tell you.

Case in point – HAITI.

  In a country where majority of the people survive on a less than $2 daily budget, fruits and other staple food are nothing but a dream. Having insufficient money to buy these nutritious food items, they are forced to rely on mud cookies for survival, yes Mud!!

Haitian women buy the dirt from local markets.

Process them into cookies by mixing salt, vegetable oil, and dirt.

These are then formed into cookies and laid out in the sun to dry.

Haitian doctors have warned that depending on the cookies for sustenance’ risks malnutrition.

Apart from aesthetic reasons, eating these mud cookies can have adverse effects on health, experts say.
Aside from the risk of acquiring soil-transmitted helminths or bacteria, people relying on mud cookies for survival also run the risk of malnutrition.

Can you imagine being so poor and so hungry…

…that you have no choice but to eat mud?

Can you imagine? 

Think about this the next time you start complaining about the food your parents prepared for you

This is not a joke or some kind of publicity stunt, this is real, this is happening! People are literally eating sand because they can’t afford proper meals, kids are dying because they can’t afford adequate healthcare, think about that before you throw away food. Surely these guys don’t enjoy eating mud, but they can’t afford anything more, the country is in economic turmoil. You can read extensively on this via nbc news and the national geographic news

  Let’s spread the word, if we cant help personally At least we might create awareness for those who can, feel absolutely free to reblog and pingback also don’t forget to share with your friends on Facebook. Thanks 

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African Pop Culture (the market women) 

   An old woman once told me “above all things, I’m satisfied with the way i lived my life’ because “what I could do, I did! And what I couldn’t do, I tried! that’s alot more than most people ever do.

    As the African pop culture continue to make waves around Africa, we record yet another indelible yet captivating episode. This episode was randomly but collectively choosen by everybody indulged in the APC process. 

    The market women constitute a very high and remarkable percentage of people who market farm and or agricultural produce, there are many reasons why, but I’ll reserve that till later on. Now, usually men constitute a higher rate of farmers/breeders, in Nigeria alone over 70% of farmers are from the male gender, why you may ask? this isn’t because men are stronger than women and therefore can do more work, no! Neither is it that they are smarter hence can understand and utilize farm infrastructures more, no no! I should say it’s share devision of Labour or something of sorts. 

     Zig ziglar said ” ultimately, the way you see people is the way you’ll treat them”. It’s fascinating how an individual would decide to dedicate they whole lives to feeding humanity, farmers are feeders you know, i’mean imagine a world without farmers’ very blurry right? So why not motivate the farmers and promote agriculture in primary, secondary and tertiary education levels! We should also endeavour to help, donate and give freely to those who don’t have enough, instead of trying to cheat them or cut out of their profit, let’s add to it. Give these guys as much as you can even if you have nothing to benefit from it directly. I met a lady once on one of my many trips around Nigeria, she sold oranges for a living, I’m not a big fan of oranges but I decided to buy one, just to have the feel’ so I took one and diced it, orange cost 50 and I gave her 200, lady told me she had no change but offered me four more oranges in place of my change, bare in mind that I’m not an orange person, I barely wanted the one I actually bought so how beneficial would it be for me to have 4 more? not very! So i told the lady to keep the change. Guys! You needed to have seen the content that filled her eyes, my gosh it was priceless. I was so glad I made someone happy, I felt like giving her more money but that would’ve resulted to me traveling back home on a bicycle or worse.

    An amazing quote says ” you can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want”. So help, but you gotta do it willingly cos’ If you can’t help somebody without expecting something in return then don’t do it at all. 

   My conclusion to this is, people who are good aren’t good because it’s in their DNA or they were programmed that way, they’re good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure and love, they’re well aware of what’s its like to be helpless on your knees, they’ve felt unwarranted love and feel the need to give back. 

   The African pop culture is a program, a movement, you can call it a process, a process of creating awareness and publicizing the typical African ordeal as regard every single aspects of humanity for the sole purpose of creating a spark for change, a call for help and support, to private individuals, governmental bodies, local and international organizations, to invest, donate and share. this isn’t restricted to Africa and Africans alone, it’s for everybody, don’t forget, we were humans before borders were created. Click African pop culture for more info on the APC. 

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