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.
Enifa Maclean Baby Formula Sponsorship
Baby Enifa was born on May 30, 2021 weighing just 3.3 lbs. On the same day she was born, her mother died as well just after giving birth to her. She was born with a twin sister who also died the same day. The doctors told her granny (who is currently taking care of her) that the mother died because she had lost a lot of blood when giving birth and that her twin sister died because she was born too weak.
Enifa is currently 2 months old and looks pretty healthy but she can get malnourished very easily if she does not get the proper nutrition she needs.
Her granny lives in Kukhaya village in the Nsudnwe feeding centre and has been feeding her milk she buys from the shops in town and it is not suitable for her. Her granny also has 4 other children she is taking care of and now she is trying to provide for Enifa and Enifa's other two siblings. She only does piece work for money and it is just not enough to support that large of a family on her own. She cannot afford formula either because it's too expensive for her.
She was enrolled in our program on July 26, 2021.
Would you consider sponsoring 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.