Andy is the second child in his family. They live near Lake Atitlan in rural Guatemala. Andy’s mother is a housewife, and his father works as a public transportation assistant.
Andy has been diagnosed with severe stunting as a result of malnutrition. He is underweight and small for his age. Andy’s mother says that her son rarely finishes his food and is often sick.
Fortunately, malnutrition is easily treatable. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), will start Andy’s treatment program on March 13. Andy will receive food and micronutrient supplements. Community health workers will monitor Andy’s growth and progress regularly, and they will also teach his mother how to prepare nutrient-rich meals for her son.
Andy’s parents are very worried about their son, but they do not have the resources to pay for his treatment. WK is asking for donations to fund his $492 malnutrition treatment.
Andy’s mother shares, “I hope for him to grow up and be a good student in the future.”
Let’s help Andy develop into a strong and healthy young boy!