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.
Mishel Gift Baby Formula Sponsorship
Mishel is a sweet baby girl who was born on October 15th, 2021. She first visited 2nd Milk at 4 months old and she weighed in at 6.3kgs (13.86 lbs). Her birth weight was 2.6kgs (5.72 lbs). She is from kudziwe village in Nsundwe.
Mishel's mother Esther died on November 3rd, 2021. After giving birth, she visited the doctor with the complaint of a severe stomach aches. The doctors at the hosptial found that she had a turmor. They set a date for operation but prior to the operation her tumor ruptured and she did not survive.
The father left after the death of his wife, he lives in a far away village and does not come to visit or send any help.
Mishel stays with her granny. She has been feeding her tea because she cannot afford to buy formula. The granny is a seasonal farmer but she doesn't harvest much due to lack farm inputs.
Would you consider sponsoring Mishel so that she may get the formula and nutrition 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.