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Success! Marcela from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Marcela
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Marcela's treatment was fully funded on October 5, 2017.

Photo of Marcela post-operation

August 24, 2017

Marcela underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition Marcela has been gaining weight and growing taller. Marcela’s mother says that for a lack of resources she could not feed her daughter enough, so she was not developing well. Now, however, she says that she is seeing her daughter improve and develop better than before. With continued treatment, we are confident that Marcela will continue to grow and thrive.

Marcela’s mother says, “I am very grateful to the organization and the donors for the support that you are bringing to my daughter. I have learned a great deal about things such as how to feed a child from birth and I will take this all into account to assure that Marcela keeps growing well.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition Marcela has been gaining weight and growing taller. Marcela’s mother says that for a lack of reso...

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June 8, 2017

Marcela is an 11-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. Her favorite foods are pasta, rice, and beans, and she loves playing with her cousin.

Marcela was recently diagnosed with malnutrition, a condition that occurs from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Marcela has little energy to grow, and that her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to diseases that could further compromise her growth. If left untreated, she may also face the long-term consequences of malnutrition, such as increased risk of chronic illness and a lowered IQ.

Concerned for her well-being, her mother took Marcela to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, for treatment. Beginning June 22, Marcela will receive micronutrients and food supplementation, as well as regular growth monitoring. Community health workers will also teach her mother how to create a nutrient rich diet using limited resources. The $492 requested will cover all expenses of her continued treatment, allowing her to gain weight, strengthen her immune system, and catch up with other children her age.

“I am thankful to the program for the support we will get,” says Marcela’s mother. “I did not know that my child was malnourished, but now that I know, I will do all possible to help her recover a healthy weight.”

Marcela is an 11-month-old baby girl from Guatemala. Her favorite foods are pasta, rice, and beans, and she loves playing with her cousin. ...

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Marcela's Timeline

  • June 8, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Marcela was submitted by Ana Lopez, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Marcela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Marcela received treatment at Clinic Tecpán.

  • August 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Marcela's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 05, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Marcela's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Marcela's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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