Meet Wilfred, a three-year-old boy from rural Guatemala, where he lives with his mother, older brother, and grandparents. He was recently diagnosed with acute malnutrition. With little energy to grow and a weakened immune system, Wilfred is left vulnerable to illnesses that will further compromise his growth.
Since discovering that Wilfred has acute malnutrition, Wilfred’s mother has become very worried. Unfortunately, she cannot afford treatment for Wilfred without outside help. As a solution, the family is working with our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq.
On February 10, Wilfred will begin to receive treatment for his malnutrition. Growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation will help Wilfred recover. The treatment will not only help him grow healthier, but also provide Wilfred’s family with the tools to create and maintain nutritious diets. Our medical partner is requesting $782 in funding.
“I would like to help him be a strong boy and for him to play with his cousins and his brother,” says Wilfred’s mother.