RESCUING MALNOURISHED BABIES
SPONSOR A BABY
The most tangible and practical way you can save a baby’s life is through directly sponsoring a baby, which provides the formula and nutritional needs for the baby of your choosing. Select the baby you would like to provide formula and healthy nutrition for.
Anges Watch Baby Formula Sponsorships
Agnes was born on September 24, 2018, she was 10 months old when we enrolled her into the program. We found her to be severely malnourished and have an unstable neck condition. At 1 year and 2 months old she only weighed 13 lbs.
Her father, Robert Watch, is still alive and does side jobs to earn a living but cannot afford formula for her. Her mother, Katie Kamtsokwe was only 16 years old at her birth and had to have a C-section. She doesn't produce breast milk. She is Chiwiza I village, GVH Chiwiza, TA Ganya, Ntcheu district.
She lives in a grass thatched dirt floor house. She was enrolled on December 7, 2019. She is on Phala and formula.
UPDATE: ANGES is now rolling over on her own, cannot sit up by herself yet but is responding to the formula program. She has said her first word, "Mama" and has her first tooth!
UPDATE: Anges smiles now when people say her name. She can say "Mama". She can hold up her head by herself for a little bit but not for long as she still has her neck condition. At our last visit in September she weighed 14 lbs.
WHAT DOES YOUR SPONSORSHIP COVER?
This is the best question we can answer for each of our partners when they make the decision to save one of these orphaned babies.
First, know that 100% of your sponsorship dollars actually goes to the babies. A sponsorship provides real tangible things like daily formula, bottles, new clothes, medical care, and a porridge full of vita-meal. This may sound like the same story you have heard over and over again but rest assured it isn’t.
This sponsorship will save the life of the baby you just sponsored. We aren’t a ministry that gives a bowl of maize once per day and say we are feeding children. The 2ndMilk children get the same nutrition daily that your children receive because at the end of the day we don’t feel they deserve anything less.
SIGNS OF ACUTE MALNUTRITION
Acute malnourishment comes in many forms and at times it can even be hard to see while other times it may be very hard for us to look at a child experiencing severe malnourishment. Sure, we have all seen the tiny baby with droopy skin and bones but we also see a lot of babies that are experiencing a protein deficiency called Kwashiorkor. This causes their stomachs to swell as well as their legs and feet.
HOW DOES FORMULA HELP?
We all know and understand that infants require either mothers milk or a formula that allows them to receive the nutrients and vitamins their bodies require for proper growth. We purchase our powdered formula in the countries we work in to help the local economy and allow our teams to have quick access to the truckloads of formula we purchase monthly.