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.
Mercy Kalowa Baby Formula Sponsorship
Mercy was born on 13 May 2021. She was 7 months old when she was admitted into our formula program in December of 2021. When she first came to us she weighed 17.6lbs (8kgs).
Mercy's mother died in October 2021. She went to the hospital because she had a bad case of pneumonia and she started to show some improvement but after a few days she took a turn for the worse. Her stomach became very swollen and she had difficulty breathing. The granny took her to the hospital again and this time the doctors said they couldn’t find any disease in her body and she was treated as an outpatient. The following day her situation worsened in the evening and she died.
The father, Kalowa is alive but does not help the baby because he does not have a job. The granny is now taking care of the baby, at first she was doing a small business but due to her daughter's illness and bills, the business is failed. Currently, she is out of work because she can’t raise any funds to start another business.
Mercy has 1 sibling who is just over 2 years old.
Would you consider sponsoring Mercy 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.