Hilda is a 17-month-old baby girl who loves playing with her toy pig and running around with her older siblings. Her mother takes care of the household, and her father works as a day laborer.
Hilda is experiencing symptoms of malnutrition, a condition that results from consuming too few calories and nutrients. Hilda has little energy to grow and gets sick frequently. Malnutrition places Hilda at risk of chronic illnesses and low IQ.
Fortunately, malnutrition is highly treatable, and Hilda will receive treatment on January 12. Treatment involves growth monitoring, nutrient supplementation, and family nutrition education. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $437 to help fund treatment.
Hilda’s mother is very thankful for everyone’s help. She says, “We don’t have the resources to keep giving treatment to my daughter. It pains me to see her sick, because she does not play anymore, and in the health center they told me she has not grown. I am thankful for the help my daughter will receive from you all. God bless you.”