It has been a lot of work planning and saving for a trip of this magnitude and Erin and I feel very privileged to have grown up in a society where we can achieve this dream. Many people all over the world don't share this privilege and struggle even to feed themselves and their families. With an ambition to help people while traveling we have teamed up with Transcontinental Humanitarian Corporation to volunteer our time along our travels and spread awareness for world hunger. Chris Sorbi, Founder and Director of Transcontinental Humanitarian Corporation, has traveled the world on a classic motorcycle for over two and half years raising funds and awareness for the number one cause of death in the world, hunger. Chris is a true inspiration to us and to people all over the world and we are very excited to volunteer our time and help out in any way we can. If you would like information on how to volunteer, make a donation, or follow Chris Sorbi on his travels, please visit:
It is the mission, duty and purpose of Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. to address, educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to eradicate chronic malnutrition and hunger on a local and global level. It is our duty to be available when we are capable to provide one of the most important yet basic human rights to ordinary people during times of extraordinary tribulation by trying to help them to secure their humanity through the provision of food.
There are injustices on every corner of this planet, but none comes close to the genocide that is being committed against poorest of the poor: imposed hunger. Poverty has many causes and definitions. Although the measurement of poverty is selective on most aspects, it is absolute at the extreme end of the spectrum: starvation.
Half the population of the earth is suffering from hunger. Although our planet produces twice the amount of food needed to feed its population, we still have a crisis in every developing, and under-developed country. As a result of starvation, one person dies each second, 4,000 every hour - 100,000 each day – 36 million per year – 58% of all deaths. Of those numbers, every five seconds a child under the age of five dies of starvation. 700 every hour – 16,000 each day – 6 million per year – 60% of all child deaths.
In the year 2003 – 10.6 million children died of malnourishment. This is equal to the child population of Germany, Greece, France and Italy combined. These are just the mortality figures. To cap it off, in 2005, the wealthiest 20% of the world accounted for 76.6% of total private consumption; the poorest fifth, just 1.5%. Approximately 790 million people in the developing world are still chronically undernourished - almost two thirds of which reside in Asia and the Pacific.
Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. provides education on chronic malnutrition and hunger through the dissemination of facts, charts, graphs, and statistics. We provide this information by presenting live media interviews, lectures and slideshows titled, “The World Hunger Exhibition,” at schools, libraries and other public venues. These presentations focus on the causes, current efforts and solutions to chronic malnutrition and hunger. They also highlight the geographical, economical, and social aspects of chronic malnutrition.
Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. aims to provide disaster relief aid in the form of food and water to the severely disadvantaged who are affected by either a lack of existing community resources or a lack of funding and supplies to existing local infrastructures in the time of need. Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. operates and focuses its resources locally and globally to communities who meet the aforementioned criteria regardless of their geographical location.We provide disaster relief aid through organizing volunteers to serve in affected areas by coordinating and carrying out the distribution of food and water.
Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. is a non-profit public benefit corporation and shall be operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Transcontinental Humanitarian Corporation’s purpose is to promote awareness by educating the masses on sustainability and to provide immediate relief for chronic malnutrition and starvation with the goal of achieving equality in the very basic human right: food. Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. is not organized and shall not be operated for the private gain of any person. The property of the corporation is irrevocably dedicated to its educational and charitable purposes and no part of the receipts, or net earnings of the corporation shall be used for any activities other than its mission. Transcontinental Humanitarian Corp. will always retain control over the contributed funds and will provide the relative information regarding its activities on its website: www.motorcyclememoir.com.
The photos above are property of Patrick Farrell and courtesy of Miami Herald.