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.

3 of 5 Sponsorships Available

Yankho Marko

Age: 1

Yankho Marko Baby Formula Sponsorship

Yankho Marko was born on May 22, 2021 weighing 7.7 lbs.  He is from Sokoloko in Nsundwe feeding centre.  Yankho's mother, Tabalire, died after giving birth to him.  The guardian says that his mother was complaining of body pains and headache after giving birth to him and the doctor did their best to save her but it just didn't work.  She died the same day he was born.  

Yankho's father, Marko, is alive and living in his home village in Ntcheu district, which is very far from Lilongwe (where he is currently) and he does not offer any help for the baby.  The granny and his aunt are his current guardians and has been feeding him milk they buy from the shops in town which is not suitable for him.  The reason she cannot afford formula is because she doesn't have the money.  The aunt is already providing for 4 children and doesn't currently have a job.  She does farming but due to lack of farm inputs she doesn't harvest enough.  She has also tried piece work to meet their needs but it is still not enough to care for everyone.  They actually do not even have things like soap or blankets just to mention a few.  2ndMilk has accepted Yankho into our program on July 26, 2021.  We are currently searching for a sponsor for him.  

Would you consider helping baby Yankho thrive in our program?  

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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.

US Headquarters
Springdale, Arkansas

Malawi Headquarters
Lilongwe, Malawi Africa

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