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Success! Maynor from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Maynor
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
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Fully funded
Maynor's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2015.

Photo of Maynor post-operation

January 11, 2016

Maynor received treatment for acute malnutrition.

“Maynor’s height and weight have both steadily improved since the start of the program. He has not been sick in weeks, and his parents say that he is eating more,” says our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. “He is on his way to avoiding the long term effects of malnutrition and reaching his full potential in the future. We anticipate that his immune system will strengthen and he will continue growing and growing better than ever before, as we work with him and his family over the next 4 months.”

“Thank you. This is a great support for us - our child receives the things he needs to develop and grow better in his future,” Maynor’s mother says. “This is important because truly the children are the future of this community.”

"Maynor's height and weight have both steadily improved since the start of the program. He has not been sick in weeks, and his parents say t...

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November 3, 2015

“Maynor is a curious little boy who loves to imitate his mom singing and dancing by moving his little hands and hips back and forth,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “He is the youngest of four children, and his sister cares for him while their mother works in the house, embroidering textiles to sell.”

21-month-old Maynor is from Guatemala, and has acute malnutrition. Maynor is below the average height and weight of a boy his age and is often sick with diarrhea.

Without intervention, Maynor is at risk of experiencing the long term effects of malnutrition including a decline in his mental and physical development, and chronic illness.

For $535, Maynor will receive the nutritional support he needs. “This treatment will provide Maynor with micronutrient and food supplementation as well as medication to stop infections and improve his state of malnutrition,” WK explains.

Maynor’s mother will also receive nutrition education. This program will provide her with the resources and confidence necessary to ensure the long-term health of Maynor and his siblings.

Combined, this intervention will give Maynor the chance to experience a healthy childhood, allowing him to succeed in school in the future.

“It is difficult to raise my children on my own, to buy all that they need and care for the house and work,” shares Maynor’s mother. “It’s hard, but I do it because I have to and because I love them. I am so thankful that you want to help us.”

“Maynor is a curious little boy who loves to imitate his mom singing and dancing by moving his little hands and hips back and forth,” shares...

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Maynor's Timeline

  • November 3, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Maynor was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • November 9, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Maynor received treatment. 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.

  • December 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Maynor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Maynor's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Maynor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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