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.
Innocent Chamba Baby Formula Sponsorship
Innocent was born on September 17th, 2021 at Sharp valley Mission Hospital in Ntcheu District. He is now 2 months old. Birth weight was 2.5kgs (5.5lbs) and now weighs 2.3kgs (5.06lbs).
His mother, Harriett Pensulo, died on November 9th, 2021 due to postnatal complications. Her entire body was swollen and she was coughing nonstop.
Innocent is now being taken care of by his grandmonther, Tereza Masitala. She is 38 years old from Kulanga II village in the Ntcheu District.
His father, Alick Chamba, is still alive and is a seasonal farmer.
Innocent was enrolled in the formula program on November 15th, 2021 and is awaiting a sponsor. He is moderately malnourished. He has no siblings as he is the firstborn child of the family.
Would you consider sponsoring Innocent to provide the life saving nutrition that he needs?
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.