Meet Maria, a baby girl from Guatemala. She is the sixth child in her family, and she is adored by her entire family.
Maria’s mother cannot produce breastmilk. Baby Maria often cries from hunger, and her mother uses warm sugar water to soothe her. However, a lack of nutrients means that Maria is not growing, her brain development is compromised, and she is malnourished. Without the appropriate nutrients and a treatment plan, Maria is at risk of long-term damage.
However, we can give Maria a chance to grow into a strong, healthy, and energetic baby by supporting her treatment plan. Maria will begin nutritional supplementation on February 2 at our medical partner’s care center, Clinic Panajachel.
As part of her treatment, Maria’s mother will receive a supply of baby milk formula and other nutritional supplements. Nutritionists will also visit their home and teach Maria’s mother how to provide a nutritious diet for her daughter. A community health worker will monitor baby’s Maria’s growth and development.
With a limited income, Maria’s family cannot afford this treatment. To help Maria, our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is asking for $1,107 in funding.
Maria’s mother wishes for her baby daughter to get healthier. She dreams for “her to be a good student and to have a stable job.”