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.
Maulen Nowel Baby Formula Sponsorship
Elinat and Maulen are twin babies from Kadyaudzu village in Nsundwe. They were born on July 11, 2020. With a birth weight of 5 lbs and 4.7 lbs. On November 11, 2020 we added them both to the formula program, Elinati weighed 12.1 lbs and Maulen weighed 11.2 lbs.
Their mother died soon after delivery. They weren't sure what happened. She just started fainting and then died. She never made it to a hospital. Their father is alive but he left the babies after his wife died and does not offer any support for them.
The twins are now living with their aunt who is struggling to buy formula for them. Since she cannot afford the formula, she feeds them powdered cow's milk, which is bad for them but is enough to help them survive. After enrolling the babies on November 11, we gave her Lactogen 1 formula to give them proper nutrition.
Would you please consider sponsoring one or both of these twins today?
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.