Ken is a 16-month-old boy from Guimaras, an island in central Philippines. He lives with family in a bamboo house lit by gas lanterns. He has five siblings, with whom he loves to play. His father works as a carpenter. Ken has been diagnosed with acute malnutrition.
“I hope he becomes a healthy boy and finishes his studies,” says his mother, who is very worried about her son’s health.
Our medical partner, International Care Ministries, is requesting $268 to cover the cost of an in-home feeding program to treat Ken’s malnutrition. This will pay for nutrient-enriched food packs, weekly visits from medical staff, and health education for family members. Ken is scheduled to begin treatment on February 23. After treatment, he will return to playing with his siblings.