Cesar is a baby from Guatemala. He lives with his parents and two older siblings. Cesar’s father works as an agricultural day laborer, and his mother takes care of the household and weaves to bring in extra income.
Cesar’s mother is unable to produce enough breastmilk to feed Cesar, a condition known as lactational failure. This has led him to become malnourished. Cesar was given a preliminary supply of formula, but will need more in order to grow up healthy and strong.
On March 24, Cesar will receive nutritional supplementation at Clinic Tecpán, our medical partner’s care center. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,162 to cover the cost of Cesar’s treatment. Funds will also go towards an educational program to teach Cesar’s mother how to identify signs of malnutrition and how to create a nutritious diet for her son.
“We are very happy and grateful to be a part of the program,” say Cesar’s parents. “We are happy to see that there are people who are so caring that they, without knowing us, offer this charity for needy families.”