Jobel is a seven-month-old boy who lives with his family in Guatemala’s rural highlands. He loves to eat oranges, and he enjoys playing with his favorite rattle. Jobel’s father works as a day laborer, and his mother takes care of the household and weaves traditional Mayan textiles.
Jobel has malnutrition, which is stunting his growth and weakening his immune system. Fortunately, malnutrition is very treatable. From our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, Jobel will receive growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation. Community health workers will teach his mother about creating a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources.
Jobel’s family wishes for him to grow up healthy so that he can study and have a better future. While Jobel’s parents are very worried about their son, they do not have the resources to pay for Jobel’s malnutrition treatment. Thus, our medical partner is requesting $492 for Jobel’s treatment, scheduled to begin on March 16.
“I am thankful for the support that we will receive so that my son can grow and develop,” Jobel’s mother says. “I am grateful to the institution and the donors for the effort they are making to support my son. May God bless and protect you all.”