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Success! Saivel from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Saivel
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saivel's treatment was fully funded on May 30, 2017.
June 13, 2017

Saivel received successful malnutrition treatment.

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy.

She grew to reach a normal height and weight. She also has an increased appetite and more energy....

February 20, 2017

Saivel is a four-year-old girl from the Philippines. She lives with her parents, and her father works as a rubber tapper.

Saivel has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 22.

Saivel will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases.

ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening.

Her mother says, “I hope she finishes her studies.”

Saivel is a four-year-old girl from the Philippines. She lives with her parents, and her father works as a rubber tapper. Saivel has been...

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Saivel's Timeline

  • February 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saivel was submitted by Archerene Elam, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saivel received treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program 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.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saivel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saivel's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 13, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saivel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Saivel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$13
Medication
$87
Supplies
$0
Travel
$54
Other
$114

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