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.
Angelina Gavin Baby Formula Sponsorship
Angelina was born on 3 February 2020, she is now 8 months old and weighs 18 lbs. She comes from Ngalazuka village, Angelina is not an orphan, her mother is alive but she is mentally ill. She cannot take care of the baby on her own, her father is alive but he lives in his home village away from the baby’s village, he left his wife due to her condition and he doesn’t provide any support to the baby.
Presently, Angelina is being cared for by her grandmother and she has been feeding her porridge and the problem is that the granny is a seasonal farmer and she doesn’t produce enough food to cater for the family or sell to buy formula for the baby. The granny lives with Angelina in a grass thatched house just the two of them.
Angelina was enrolled in the program on October 5, 2020. They came to 2ndMilk through one of our village volunteer’s. She is on 3 months probation since she currently doesn't have a sponsor.
Would you consider sponsoring baby Angelina?
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.