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.
Loveness Nkhoma Baby Formula Sponsorship
Loveness was 2 weeks old when we enrolled her into our 2ndMilk program. She is living with her granny and from Mpingo village because her mother died after giving birth to her. The doctor did not explain to the granny what caused her death.
Loveness lives with her granny but her granny also has 5 other children to take care of besides her. Her granny is very poor and it is difficult for her to buy formula and other necessities for the baby. She does local farming and piece work for a living but the money she makes is not enough to feed the family she has and the baby too. For the past 2 weeks before joining our program her granny has been depending on well-wishers to buy milk for the baby. However, the milk they have been providing is not the right kind of milk for the baby. It doesn't provide the nutrients formula does.
Loveness's father is still alive and lives in his home village which is far away from where the baby is and he also does not help provide because of lack of money. 2ndMilk met the baby on April 21, 2021 and she was given Lactogen awaiting sponsorship.
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.