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Success! Rosa from Guatemala raised $492 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Rosa
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  • $492 raised, $0 to go
$492
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Rosa's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Rosa post-operation

July 7, 2017

Rosa received successful malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Rosa has been gaining weight and growing taller. Rosa’s mother says that every once and a while she still gets worried when Rosa does not want to eat, but she is making her best effort to better her diet with the knowledge she has gained in the nutrition classes. With continued treatment, we are confident that Rosa will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Rosa’s mother says, “The organization is a wonderful one that works with humble people in need.”

Since beginning treatment for malnutrition, Rosa has been gaining weight and growing taller. Rosa’s mother says that every once and a while ...

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April 11, 2017

Rosa is a 13-month-old little girl from rural Guatemala. She is her parents’ only child, and she likes to eat soup and play with her dolls. Rosa’s mother takes care of the home, and her father works as a toll collector.

Rosa has malnutrition, a dangerous condition that results from consuming too little protein, calories, and nutrients. Short-term consequences of malnutrition include little energy to grow and a weak immune system. Rosa has already been getting sick frequently with coughing, vomiting, and diarrhea. If Rosa does not receive treatment, she will also face malnutrition’s long-term consequences, such as increased risk of chronic diseases, low IQ, and a higher likelihood of dropping out of school.

Rosa’s mother shares that since Rosa is her first baby, she is not sure how best to feed her. She worries that her own lack of knowledge could be adversely affecting her daughter’s health.

While malnutrition can have devastating effects, it is also very treatable. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, has recommended malnutrition treatment, which is scheduled to start on April 17. In order to fund the treatment, Wuqu’ Kawoq has requested $492.

The treatment will include growth monitoring, micronutrients, and food supplementation. Rosa will gain weight and grow taller, and the increased caloric intake will help her immune system grow stronger. Community health workers will also teach Rosa’s mother how to create a nutrient-rich diet with limited resources.

“I am willing to change habits so my daughter can gain weight and increase her growth,” says Rosa’s mother.

Rosa is a 13-month-old little girl from rural Guatemala. She is her parents' only child, and she likes to eat soup and play with her dolls. ...

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Rosa's Timeline

  • April 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rosa was submitted by Cate Hendren, Complex Care Coordinator at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • April 13, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rosa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rosa received treatment at Clinic Tecpán in Guatemala. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • July 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rosa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rosa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Severe Stunting
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $492 for Rosa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$94
Medication
$77
Supplies
$55
Travel
$87
Other
$179

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