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.
Collins Shaibu Baby Formula Sponsorship
Collins is one of 3 triplets born on October 18, 2020 weighing 4.8 lbs. His brothers are Roberto and Blessings. They entered our program at 6 weeks old on December 8, 2020. Collins only weighs 5.7 lbs. today at 6 weeks old.
Their mother, Lester Mdbendera is 24 years old and is alive but she cannot produce enough breastmilk to feed her 3 babies. The day they were enrolled we found them to be moderately malnourished. Their father, Milward Shaibu, is still alive as well but he is only a seasonal farmer and cannot afford to buy formula for these babies. Milward even works side jobs but it doesn't bring home enough to feed the entire family. The triplets have 1 other sibling named Simplex Shaibu as well.
Cow's milk will not provide enough nourishment for these sweet babies and they need proper nutrition through formula to grow healthy. Would you consider sponsoring one or all 3 of them 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.