Meet Edwin, a one-year-old baby boy living with his twin sister and family in Guatemala. Edwin’s mother is a single mom who also takes care of her elderly parents.
“Edwin has a basically normal weight but he is a full head shorter than other children his age,” our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, writes. “Therefore he is ‘stunted’ - and this affects more than just his height! He is also chronically ill (constantly sick with diarrhea or cough), has minimal appetite and appears lethargic to his mom, especially when compared to her other children.”
Learn more about stunting in this blog post.
“Mom came to us hopeful that we can help her children and that ‘they can be normal like other children,’” Dr. Peter Rohloff, Wuqu’ Kawoq’s medical director, tells us.
With $535 we can help cover the cost of treatment for Edwin get through this slump in growth by providing him with adequate nourishment and care. What are we waiting for?