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

Michelle
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  • $184 raised, $0 to go
$184
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Michelle's treatment was fully funded on May 17, 2017.
July 24, 2017

Michelle received successful malnutrition treatment.

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

The family was very thankful for this program.

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy. The family was very thankful for this p...

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February 16, 2017

Michelle is a 21-month-old girl from the Philippines. She loves to draw, write, and play with her neighbors. She lives in a mountainous area with her parents in a house made of native materials. They don’t have electricity at home, and their source of water is a spring. Both parents are farmers.

Michelle has been diagnosed with moderately acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens Michelle’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $184 malnutrition treatment on February 21.

Michelle 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.

Her mother says, “I hope that she will recover from malnutrition.”

Michelle is a 21-month-old girl from the Philippines. She loves to draw, write, and play with her neighbors. She lives in a mountainous area...

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Michelle's Timeline

  • February 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Michelle was submitted by Michele Uyanib, Dumaguete TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michelle received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program in Guatemala. 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 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michelle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michelle's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 24, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Michelle's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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