Deydamaris is a two-month-old girl from Guatemala. She has not grown at all since she was born because her mother cannot produce sufficient breastmilk. She also has difficulty sleeping because of her hunger. When she cries, her mother gives her sugar water.
Deydamaris is the first child in her family. They live in a rented one-room adobe house. Her father works as a day laborer, but he does not earn enough to provide formula for his daughter. Fortunately, on November 24, Deydamaris began treatment with our medical partner. Her family needs help to raise $1,107.
Deydamaris’s treatment will be simple and effective. She will receive formula, which will give her the protein, calories, and nutrients she needs to grow and develop. Her mother will receive in-home nutrition education, so she will learn low-cost ways to prevent future cases of malnutrition. Deydamaris’s immune system will strengthen, and she will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.