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

Lucresia
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
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Lucresia's treatment was fully funded on August 3, 2015.
July 22, 2015

Meet Lucresia, a one-year-old girl from Guatemala. She is the youngest of three children, and her parents collect and sell wood to earn an income for the family.

Lucresia’s mother brought her to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), where she was diagnosed with acute malnutrition. WK informs us that Lucresia has become ill “due to insufficient food supply and lack of parental education.”

WK shares, “When Lucresia met with our nutrition team she had a fever, cough and was far below her ideal height and weight for her age.”

Lucresia’s mother does not have access to many nutrient filled foods for her children, and has not been educated about nutrition. “Her mother did not realize that Lucresia is not growing well because there are no other healthy children around for comparison,” WK shares. “Lucresia’s older siblings also suffer from malnutrition and as a result are also small.”

If untreated, Lucresia will grow to have “a weakened immune system, decreased physical and brain development, and increased risk of chronic diseases later in life.”

For $535, WK will provide Lucresia’s mother with intensive nutrition education, and will provide Lucresia with food, micronutrient supplementation, and growth monitoring that will help her gain back weight she has lost.

“She will receive medication to combat her fever and cough and eventually her immune system will strengthen,” WK adds. “We believe this little girl has a lot of potential if given adequate resources.”

Meet Lucresia, a one-year-old girl from Guatemala. She is the youngest of three children, and her parents collect and sell wood to earn an i...

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Lucresia's Timeline

  • July 22, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 27, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucresia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 3, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucresia's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 24, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Lucresia was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Lucresia's treatment update from Wuqu’ Kawoq.

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