Jomrel is a 15-month-old boy from the Philippines. He lives with his parents in a bamboo house and loves to play with other kids in the neighborhood.
Jomrel has been diagnosed with acute malnutrition. He has thin arms and legs and is smaller than other children his age.
“I hope he will achieve a healthy weight,” says his mother, who is very concerned for her son’s wellbeing.
Our medical partner, International Care Ministries, is requesting $268 to cover the cost of an in-home feeding program to treat Jomrel’s malnutrition. This will pay for nutrient-enriched food packs, weekly visits from medical staff, and health education for family members. Jomrel is scheduled to begin treatment on February 21. After treatment, he will return to playing with his neighbors.