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.
Emily Kunjawa Baby Formula Sponsorship
Emily was born in Gwawa and is now 8 months old joining our program. She currently only weighs 10.8 lbs. and is malnourished. Her mother died on August 12 2021 and her guardian is her aunt. Her aunt says her mother was complaining of about pains from her left side of her stomach and then later in the evening she died. They suspect that she took poisoned alcohol because she was a drunkard.
Since the death of her mother, Emily has been struggling to get formula and actually, even when her mother was alive, she did not feed the baby well because of her alcoholism. She was malnourished before her mother even passed away.
Her father is alive but he doesn't support Emily. He left for another village leaving Emily and her 5 siblings with their grandmother. Currently though, Emily lives with her aunt. Who only does piece work and cannot afford formula for Emily.
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.