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.
Mervis Foster Baby Formula Sponsorship
Baby Mervis was born on May 23, 2021 weighing 2.6 lbs. She is from Mgandi Village in Nsundwe feeding centre. Her mother was sick starting from the time she was pregnant. When she gave birth to Mervis, she died soon after and never had the chance to even feed the baby before dying.
Mervis lives with her granny and has been feeding her with cows milk which is very unsuitable for her. It is the only thing she can afford unfortunately. Her granny already has 4 other children she raises and depends on piece work for survival. There was not enough money before the baby came to live with them and certainly not enough now. Their family is suffering for help and lacking many things including formula, soap, blankets, etc.
Mervis joined the 2ndMilk family at 2 months old on July 26, 2021.
Would you consider sponsoring her?
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.