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

Guillermo
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  • $268 raised, $0 to go
$268
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Guillermo's treatment was fully funded on June 7, 2017.
June 7, 2017

Guillermo did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, his family decided not to continue the treatment program.

Unfortunately, his family decided not to continue the treatment program....

February 15, 2017

Guillermo lives in a bamboo house in the Philippines. His parents work as construction workers.

Guillermo has been diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition. Malnutrition threatens his growth and development and could even be fatal if not addressed. Fortunately, he will begin $268 malnutrition treatment on February 22.

Guillermo 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.

His mother says, “My dream for Guillermo is for him to become an engineer someday.”

Guillermo lives in a bamboo house in the Philippines. His parents work as construction workers. Guillermo has been diagnosed with severe ...

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Guillermo's Timeline

  • February 15, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Guillermo was submitted by Archerene Elam, Dipolog TPC at International Care Ministries, our medical partner in Philippines.

  • February 22, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Guillermo 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 22, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guillermo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 07, 2017
    FUNDING ENDED

    Guillermo is no longer raising funds.

  • June 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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