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Lenlen from the Philippines raised $268 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Lenlen
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lenlen's treatment was fully funded on April 25, 2017.
March 22, 2017

Lenlen did not receive treatment as expected.

She was misdiagnosed with malnutrition. Upon further measurements, it was determined that she does not need treatment.

She was misdiagnosed with malnutrition. Upon further measurements, it was determined that she does not need treatment....

February 15, 2017

Four-year-old Lenlen loves to play, draw, and sing with her friends. She lives with her parents in the Philippines in a house made from bamboo and metal sheets. The family uses lamps and solar energy for lighting, as they do not have an electricity source. Lenlen’s father and mother work on a farm.

Lenlen has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens her growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, she will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 21.

Lenlen will be treated by International Care Ministries (ICM), a Watsi medical partner. One out of five children under five in ICM communities is either severely or moderately malnourished. Worldwide, poor nutrition is associated with nearly half of all deaths in young children. In remote communities and urban slums of the Philippines, the lack of clean water and unclean environments add risk to potentially fatal childhood diseases.

ICM’s home-based feeding program provides nutrient-enriched food packs to ensure malnourished children get additional food to regain normal weight and achieve optimum physical and mental development. After identifying a child as malnourished, staff and community volunteers make weekly visits to monitor this child’s progress. To help sustain the health of the child, ICM’s professional staff educate the mother, guardian, or other family members about proper nutrition, sanitation, hygiene, and organic vegetable gardening.

“I hope that my child will soon have a normal weight and finish school someday,” shares Lenlen’s mother.

Four-year-old Lenlen loves to play, draw, and sing with her friends. She lives with her parents in the Philippines in a house made from bamb...

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Lenlen's Timeline

  • February 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lenlen was submitted by Michele Uyanib, Dumaguete TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 21, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Lenlen was scheduled to receive treatment at Home-based malnutrition intervention program. 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.

  • February 23, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lenlen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lenlen's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

  • March 22, 2017
    FUNDING ENDED

    Lenlen is no longer raising funds.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Severe Acute Malnutrition
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $268 for Lenlen's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$13
Medication
$87
Supplies
$0
Travel
$54
Other
$114

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