By joining this challenge, you're going to walk in the shoes of Maria to raise awareness and funds for COHI. For one day of your choosing, you will eat her local diet and share your food images on social media, using #inhershoesCOHI. We welcome you to also blog about your experience. Find easy downloadable social media guidelines and your shopping list below!
Maria is a pregnant woman caring for her 2-year-old daughter. She is currently seeking prenatal care on an island where her provider has evacuated to the Continental U.S. Gas prices are spiking, roads are blocked, 20,000 people are still without electricity and there is little infrastructure in place. Maria is unsure of where she will give birth and live once her child is born. She has no support system or family with her at this time.
Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica and Puerto Rico. The death toll in Puerto Rico may be far higher than the official toll, with estimates of the actual loss of life ranging from 500 to more than 1,000. Total losses from the hurricane are estimated at upwards of $91.61 billion. Hundreds of thousands of residents were displaced from their homes. Many of those individuals relocated to the continental US. As of May 2018, 20,000 Puerto Rican-American citizens are still without power.