These Kids Are Eating Dirt By The Handful. The Reason Why Left Me In A Puddle Of Tears

If you ever feel poor, just remember there are people out there whose diet hugely relies on eating pottery.

In Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, it’s not uncommon to see women grinding dirt and water into a fine paste and making mud cookies out of it. They taste bad and they are bad for your teeth and digestive tract, but the locals insist they keep their stomachs full and offer cheap source of minerals.

Despite humanitarian efforts to raise awareness and make real food available, thousands of families who live off as little as $1 per day are still dependent on them. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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