Branli is a 16-month-old little boy from Guatemala who lives in an adobe home with his parents. Our medical partner, Wuku’ Kawoq (WK), reports that Branli likes turtles and cars, and enjoys playing with his cousins.
Branli has acute severe malnutrition and diarrhea, WK explains. Without intervention, Branli’s health will continue to worsen. He will be at risk for long term effects of malnutrition and infectious diseases. His sickness also causes him to quickly lose fluids and become severely dehydrated.
With $535, Branli can receive growth monitoring, micronutrient supplementation, and medication to recoup some of his lost weight and height.
“His parents will receive intensive nutrition education,” WK adds, “Thus building their confidence and ability to care for Branli throughout his childhood.”
“I hope that he will grow strong and be able to enjoy school in the future,” says Branli’s mother.