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.
Angela Tomeki Baby Formula Sponsorship
Angela Tomeki was born on February 4, 2021 at Ntcheu District Hospital. She is 2 months old coming into our formula program. Her birth weight was 5.2 lbs. and at 2 months old weighs 7 lbs.
Her mother, Ethel Tomeki, is 18 years old and still alive but she is epileptic. Not only does she have to deal with epilepsy, her breast milk production is very low and it is affecting baby Angela's health. She is from Chindikano village in the Ntcheu village. Her father, Davis Fernard, is still alive but denied being responsible for the pregnancy and even after the baby was born he hasn't shown any interest in her let alone give any help towards feeding her. She has no siblings and with the mother's condition she cannot properly take care of baby Angela. Her extended family is also too poor to help buy formula.
Angela was enrolled on probation April 20, 2021 and she is malnourished. Can you help us provide for her 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.