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Jennifer Kim

MONTHLY DONOR

United States

Jennifer's Story

Jennifer joined Watsi on May 3rd, 2015. Five years ago, Jennifer joined our Universal Fund, supporting life-changing treatments for a new Watsi patient every month. Jennifer's most recent donation traveled 9,000 miles to support Chilezi, a 60-year-old tailor from Malawi, to fund prostate resection surgery.

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Impact

Jennifer has funded healthcare for 33 patients in 11 countries.

All patients funded by Jennifer

Elisha

Elisha is a three-year-old girl from the Philippines. She enjoys playing hide-and-seek with the neighborhood kids. She lives in her grandparents' house with her three siblings. Elisha has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21. Elisha will be 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 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. Elisha's mother says, "I really hope Elisha recovers from malnutrition and grows strong and healthy."

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