Nine children by many men – no food, no employment but she has a facebook page
Harriett Hackett hasn’t worked in years and years, and none of the men she’s hooked up with stick around to look after Harriett or her children – but that doesn’t stop her from popping out another little one with this man or that every once in a while. Nine children so far, the oldest being 20 and the youngest being 5. For years Harriett and her brood have lived in a dilapidated shack of a home under conditions that are probably worse than seen at the plantations during many periods in our history.
Last March saw a big fund raising for Harriett that took in thousands of dollars. Politicians lined up for the photo opportunities and brought her clothes and food. Harriett even got her own facebook page “Help Harriett Hackett“ with 150 likes. Well, that money is gone now and she needs some more, so she went to the newspapers again. Seemed to work last time, wonder if it will work again this time?
Mother crying out again for help
My children are hungry again!
The cry of 45-year-old Harriett Hackett as she took a breadfruit from a neighbour and made her way into the kitchen to turn it into a meal for her children when they return home from school.
The mother’s story is not new to readers as her undesirable circumstances were highlighted in an article published in Barbados TODAY on March 18 where she asked for help with feeding and clothing her children.
She told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that she was still struggling to feed her little ones.
Immediately following publication of the article, the Mayers Road, My Lord’s Hill, St Michael family, whose home is also in dire need of repairs, received help in the form of food, clothing and even money from kind hearted Barbadians locally and abroad.
At that time, the unemployed mum said that though she was relentlessly trying to find a job, she had not worked “in years”. Today, she is still searching.
“I looking for work, of course, but I can’t find none up to now. Anything anybody can give me to do, I would be glad for,” the mother said.
Now weeks later, Hackett said while she was thankful for the help last time, she was once again in the same position of hardly having anything to feed her children, the eldest being 20 (not living with her) and the youngest five.
“I don’t have anything for the children to eat. All the vouchers and all the food stuff gone.”
… read the entire story at Barbados Today, and don’t forget to send Harriett lots of money!