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.
Georgina Masulani Baby Formula Sponsorship
George and Georgina Masulani were born on January 25, 2021. They came to us at 2ndMilk at 2 months old. The come from Nsundwe Village and currently, Georinga weighs 6.6 lbs. and George weighs 7.7 lbs. Their mother died a day after giving birth to them. The doctors told the guardian that she lost too much blood when giving birth and that was the cause of her death.
The babies are being cared for by their grandmother. Up until they came to us she has been feeding them cows milk since she cannot afford to buy the babies formula. She is also taking care of 3 other children of her own. The grandmother does some piece work to take care of the family but the problem she faces is that the money is not enough to feed the family and buy formula plus other necessities for the babies. The father is alive and does work sometimes to try and help with the babies but not always.
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.