Two-year-old John is a young boy who lives with his parents in the Philippines. He loves to play with toy cars and to sing and dance. John’s father is a lineman, but he does not make enough money to support the family. As a result, John suffers from moderately acute malnutrition.
John and his family live in a small house made from old GI sheets. Their home is in a remote mountain community with no access to water. In such communities in the Philippines, lack of clean water and unsanitary environments add to the risk of potentially fatal childhood diseases.
Malnutrition threatens John’s growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he began $184 malnutrition treatment on October 18, 2016. John is a participant in a home-based feeding program provided by Watsi’s medical partner, International Care Ministries (ICM).
As a participant in this program, John will receive nutrient-enriched food packs to help him regain a normal weight for his age. The nourishment will also ensure that he achieves optimum physical and mental development.
Staff and community volunteers at ICM will make weekly check-up visits to monitor John’s progress. In addition, they will educate his parents on a number of topics––including proper nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene––to sustain John’s long-term health.
“I hope that John recovers from malnutrition,” says his mother.
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