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.
Joana Douglas Baby Formula Sponsorship
Baby James and Joana are twins born on June 23, 2021. They are from Lilongwe in Nsundwe and are now 2 months old entering the formula program. Their mother was sick after giving birth to the babies and the granny took her to the hospital. She died there from asthma. The babies are staying with their granny now who is a widow and also looking after 3 other children in her home. She survives through doing piece work but with the addition of the twins now, she cannot do the work because she is caring for the babies. She doesn't have enough money to provide formula for them along with the fact that she can't do the work she needs to do to provide support. Their father is still alive and tries to do his best to help after doing piece work as well but it is still not enough to provide formula for the babies. They have been feeding them local juice. We entered the babies in our program on August 23, 2021. Would you consider sponsoring one or both of these sweet twins?
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.