Erwin is a four-month-old boy from Guatemala. He is the youngest of two children. He lives with his parents and his older sister in a one-room adobe house with a tin roof. His mother takes care of him and his sister. His father works in the fields, searching for firewood to sell in their village.
Erwin is still only the size of a healthy two-month-old. His mother has been unable to produce sufficient breastmilk, leaving him without the protein, calories, and nutrients he needs to grow bigger and stronger. Lactational failure can also cause delays in his cognitive and motor development.
Fortunately, Erwin began nutritional supplementation on November 17. His parents are also receiving in-home motivational nutrition education. Erwin will gain weight, and his family will have tools to prevent future cases of malnutrition.
Now, Erwin’s family needs help to fund this $1,107 procedure.
“We worry about our son not getting what he needs,” says Erwin’s mother. “All we want for him is to grow healthy, without any problems, and in the future to be able to study and be able to work in a good job. We are so appreciative for your help with our son.”