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Anibal from Guatemala raised $535 to treat acute malnutrition.

Anibal
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  • $535 raised, $0 to go
$535
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Anibal's treatment was fully funded on September 21, 2015.

Photo of Anibal post-operation

November 1, 2015

Anibal began treatment for acute malnutrition.

“Since starting in our program, Anibal’s health has improved,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq. “He now has more energy and his mother says he visibly looks at if he is having more fun. He is playing more often, and for longer periods of time. His weight and his height have both increased and he no longer has a respiratory infection.”

“His mother has been implementing what she learns in nutrition education class in the home, and as a result Anibal’s diet is now more varied,” WK adds. “Food and micronutrient supplementation has helped Anibal intake the amount of calories he needs to grow and develop both physically and mentally.”

“I hope the power of God and your assistance will see our son to a full recovery. I have hope now,” his mother shares.

"Since starting in our program, Anibal's health has improved," shares our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq. "He now has more energy and his moth...

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August 25, 2015

Meet Anibal, a 13-month-old boy from Guatemala who has acute malnutrition. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), introduces him as, “the youngest of five children. The children live together with their parents in a small adobe mud house.” Unfortunately, WK reports, the family does not “have the resources to feed Anibal properly.” As a result, Anibal’s growth has been stunted and he must face other negative consequences.

WK explains, “Anibal is suffering from malnutrition and resulting throat and respiratory infections. When Anibal was born he was small and has struggled to grow well ever since. He cries often and used to suffer from bowel spasms.”

Furthermore, WK says, “Without intervention, Anibal will continue to lose height and weight, his immune system will become extremely fragile, his physical and brain development will be stunted, and he will be at increased risk of problems such as chronic disease and infections and decreased economic productivity later in life.”

With $535 in funding, not only Anibal’s, but also his entire family’s health and quality of life will improve. WK explains, “This treatment will provide Anibal with micronutrient and food supplementation and he will start to recoup the height and weight he has lost. His risk of chronic disease will decrease and his mother will receive the education she needs to supply the best nutrition possible. She will feel confident in her abilities, and perhaps be able to apply what she learns to the health of her next child, thus preventing malnutrition all together.”

Treatment will allow Anibal to grow up and pursue the things that he enjoys. WK tells us, “Anibal loves to play with plastic balls and watch his brothers play soccer, which is his family’s favorite sport. His sisters love to play with Anibal too, and they often carry him around on their backs and dance with him in their arms. Anibal’s favorite food is peaches (it’s peach season here!) and his sisters often climb into the trees to pick fruit, so they can all share it.”

Anibal’s mother shares, “I am so happy! I want to do all that I can to improve what I can afford and what I can give him.”

Meet Anibal, a 13-month-old boy from Guatemala who has acute malnutrition. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK), introduces him as, “the yo...

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Anibal's Timeline

  • August 25, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Anibal was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • September 01, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anibal received treatment. 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.

  • September 11, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anibal's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anibal's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Anibal. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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