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Ashish Dhankhar

United States

Ashish's Story

Ashish joined Watsi on December 31st, 2015. 47 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Ashish's most recent donation traveled 8,200 miles to support Lea, a baby girl from Philippines, to fund malnutrition treatment.

Impact

Ashish has funded healthcare for 3 patients in 2 countries.

All patients funded by Ashish

Lea

Lea is an eight-month-old girl from the Philippines. She lives in a hut made of bamboo and metal sheets. Lea's father, Danilo, earns money by transporting customers in a "trisikad," a bicycle with a sidecar. However, his income is not sufficient to provide for the family's needs. Consequently, Lea has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. She began $268 malnutrition treatment on October 19. Lea is being treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately acutely malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s Home-Based Feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM's professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. "I hope that Lea recovers from malnutrition and gets the vitamins she needs," says her mother. "I hope she grows up strong and healthy."

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Tiffany

Tiffany is a three-year-old girl living in the Philippines with her parents and three siblings. Her family lives in a small house made of palm leaves in a coastal region of the country. Tiffany's father is a farmer. Tiffany loves playing with her doll. Tiffany is underweight for her age, and she has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition by our medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM). One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately acutely malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases. ICM’s Home-Based Feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM's professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening. The total cost of the support and resources Tiffany needs is $184, and her family needs help. Following her treatment, Tiffany's nutrition will improve, and her risk of complications and fatality will significantly decrease.Tiffany's family hopes that she will become strong and healthy, and they pray that she will finish her schooling someday.

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