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.
Talandila Howard Baby Formula Sponsorship
Talandila and Tadala Howard are two twins girls born on August 18, 2020 from the Kamatila Village in Nsundwe. Their birth weighing 5.2 lbs and 4.1 lbs. On the day of their visit, Talandila weighed 8.5 lbs. and Talada weighed 10.8 lbs.
Their mother died on September 2, 2020. She was HIV positive and she was not taking any medication. She got very sick and went to the hospital where she died. The doctors said her CD4 count was very low and that is why she did not survive. The babies' father died while their mother was pregnant.
They are now living with their grandmother but she is very old and does not have a way to work or provide formula food for the babies. She has been giving them water as a result of that. The twin babies have a 3 year old sister who is currently helping the grandmother to take care of the babies.
Would you consider sponsoring one or both of these girls? They could use your help immediately!
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.