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Success! Zoila from Guatemala raised $437 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Zoila
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  • $437 raised, $0 to go
$437
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zoila's treatment was fully funded on March 18, 2017.

Photo of Zoila post-operation

April 10, 2017

Zoila received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Zoila has been gaining weight and growing taller. Her mother says that she has noticed that Zoila is more sociable than before. With continued treatment, we are confident that Zoila will continue to grow and thrive.

Zoila’s mother says, “I am grateful for this help because I do not have the resources to feed my daughter enough. Thank you to the institution and the donors for the support you have given to my daughter to better her health. May God bless you.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Zoila has been gaining weight and growing taller. Her mother says that she has noticed that Zoil...

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January 18, 2017

Zoila is 13 months old and lives with her family in rural Guatemala. She has been diagnosed with malnutrition, a dangerous condition resulting from a diet with too little protein, calories, and nutrients. In the short term, malnutrition means Zoila has little energy to grow, and her immune system is weak, leaving her vulnerable to illness. Without adequate nutrition, she will also be at risk of long-term consequences, such as developmental delays or chronic disease. Fortunately, she is scheduled to begin treatment on January 19.

Zoila likes playing with her rattle and eating papaya. Her father works in agriculture, and her mother takes care of the household. While Zoila’s parents work hard to provide for their family, they cannot afford their daughter’s treatment. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $437 to fund Zoila’s treatment.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Zoila recover. She will gain weight and grow taller to catch up with other children her age, and her immune system will grow stronger. Community health workers will teach her mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet from limited resources. Treatment will give Zoila a chance to grow healthy and strong.

“I want my daughter to study,” says her mother, “so that in the future, she will have a good profession.”

Zoila is 13 months old and lives with her family in rural Guatemala. She has been diagnosed with malnutrition, a dangerous condition resulti...

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Zoila's Timeline

  • January 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zoila was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zoila received treatment at Clinic Tecpán 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.

  • January 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zoila's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 18, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zoila's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 10, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zoila's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $437 for Zoila's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$0
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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