Juana is a two-year-old girl from Guatemala. She lives with her parents and two older siblings. Juana’s father works in agriculture, and her mother is a homemaker. Juana is a sweet child who likes to play with her toy penguin and eat beans.
Recently, Juana was diagnosed with malnutrition. She has little energy to grow, and her immune system is weak and vulnerable to illness. She is also at risk of chronic disease and delayed development.
To improve her condition, Juana will begin treatment on February 20 at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Tecpán. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $762 to cover the cost of Juana’s nutritional supplements, physician’s fees, and an educational program that will teach her mother how to create nutrient-rich meals using limited resources.
“The thing we want most for our daughter is for her to be healthy always. That would be enough for us to be at peace,” say Juana’s parents.