Maria’s had a rough start to life. “She was born very tiny, weighing just four pounds at birth,” our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), writes. “She’s been behind ever since, struggling to catch up.” Right now, Maria is having chronic diarrhea and is developmentally delayed. She’s also got a pretty low height and weight for her age right now.
Maria is a one-year-old twin girl who lives in Guatemala with her caring parents and 6 other siblings (including her twin). Maria’s parents do the best they can to make ends meet, but they have a hard time providing food for their seven children. And they aren’t able to pay for her medicines when she falls ill.
“Maria’s mom acknowledges that ‘Maria isn’t growing like other children her age’ but she is hopeful and excited to be working with the WK and Watsi teams,” the WK team tells us.
Maria needs $535 to cover the costs associated with treating her malnutrition. Let’s help this girl catch up and live life to her fullest potential.