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Nilton from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Nilton
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nilton's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2015.

Photo of Nilton post-operation

October 19, 2015

Nilton received treatment for acute malnutrition.

“Nilton is eating a more varied diet and his mother reports that she is extremely happy to be involved in this program,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “She is applying what she is learning during her nutrition classes to Nilton’s diet at home (he is now eating solid foods instead of just breast milk) and as a result she is feeling empowered to care for Nilton and make a direct difference in his health.”

“Two weeks ago Nilton came down with pneumonia for roughly one week,” WK adds. “However, even though he has been sick, he has still been growing. While ill, his appetite decreased, however, we treated him with antibiotics and now he no longer has pneumonia. His energy has increased, and his appetite has returned.”

“Thank you for what you have taught me and for caring about the health of my child,” says Nilton’s mother.

"Nilton is eating a more varied diet and his mother reports that she is extremely happy to be involved in this program," shares our medical ...

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August 19, 2015

“We have such limited resources, and we could definitely not do this without your help,” shares Nilton’s mother.

“Nilton is an only child of two very devoted, young parents. Both his mother and father work in the field as farm workers, and his mother also weaves blouses at night to bolster the family income. Nilton likes to play, and is generally a very happy, active baby. He is extremely social and enjoys being held by anyone around regardless if he knows them well or not,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK).

“Nilton is below the average height and weight for his age due to malnutrition,” WK explains. “Nilton is 6-months-old, the age when children should be start to integrate solid food into their diet. This switch from breast milk to solid food adds a financial stress on the family, and oftentimes the parents do not know what and how to make this integration.”

“Generally, children tend to fall away from their growth curve, as parents continue to rely on breast milk as the primary or only source of nutrients,” WK continues. “The food supplied is low in nutrients and quantity. Without intervention we believe Nilton will fall away from his curve, and therefore experience developmental delays, physical growth limitations and a weak immune system.”

For $535, we can provide Nilton with food and supplementation, and provide his mother with several nutrition education classes that emphasize the importance of a diet balanced in protein, carbohydrates, fats, and vitamins.

With treatment, “Nilton will begin to recoup the height and weight he has lost,” WK explains. “Over time his energy and ability to concentrate will improve. His immune system will strengthen and we anticipate he will have the ability to go far.”

"We have such limited resources, and we could definitely not do this without your help," shares Nilton's mother. "Nilton is an only child...

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Nilton's Timeline

  • August 19, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nilton was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • August 24, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nilton's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nilton received treatment.

  • September 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nilton's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nilton. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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