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Success! Jenelyn from the Philippines raised $184 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Jenelyn
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
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$0
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Fully funded
Jenelyn's treatment was fully funded on July 27, 2017.

Photo of Jenelyn post-operation

June 14, 2017

Jenelyn received successful malnutrition treatment.

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy.

Her mother says, “I am so glad that my daughter has regained normal weight status. She is now more jolly and playful.”

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. Her mother says, "I am so glad that my ...

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February 20, 2017

Jenelyn is a playful 13-month-old girl from the Philippines. She lives with her parents and four siblings in a remote area on Palawan Island. Her father farms cashew nuts, but his income does not meet the family’s basic needs. They do not have access to electricity at home, and they obtain their water from a deep well.

Jenelyn 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 22.

Jenelyn 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.

Jenelyn’s mother says, “I am very thankful and excited because Jenelyn was selected to be part of this feeding program. I am looking forward with the positive results it will bring to my daughter. I hope she will be healthier and smart.”

Jenelyn is a playful 13-month-old girl from the Philippines. She lives with her parents and four siblings in a remote area on Palawan Island...

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Jenelyn's Timeline

  • February 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jenelyn was submitted by Story Editor, Volunteer Editor at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jenelyn received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jenelyn's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 14, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jenelyn's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jenelyn's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Moderately Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $184 for Jenelyn's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Travel
$41
Other
$115

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