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.
Riaz Madula Baby Formula Sponsorship
Riaz is a sweet baby girl. She and her twin brother Rizwan were born on November 28th, 2021 to Chisomo of Mkombe village, Nsundwe feeding center.
Their mother was operated on when giving birth to the twins and the problem was that she lost a lot of blood. After the first operation, the doctors had to open the wound 2 times because she was still losing blood. After a few days, she died. Riaz's birth weight was 3.2lb (1.46kg).
The father Ronald is alive and still living in the same village. The babies are living with their granny who is feeding them with local milk which she buys from the shops and is not suitable for babies. The granny and father are all trying their best to do piece works to support the babies.
The challenge is that the money from piece works is not enough to support the baby. 2nd Milk met the baby on January 10th, 2022.
Would you consider sponsoring Riaz today so that she may get the formula that she 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.