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Rosario from Guatemala raised $1,220 to treat acute malnutrition due to lactation failure.

Rosario
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Fully funded
Rosario's treatment was fully funded on August 1, 2015.

Photo of Rosario post-operation

October 15, 2015

Rosario began treatment for acute malnutrition.

According to our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, “Rosario’s mother reports that she is extremely happy with Rosario’s progress. Rosario is not only growing better, but the change happened extremely quickly. Her mother feels prepared to introduce solid food into Rosario’s diet and is excited to continue learning about nutrition and the power it can have over the health of her baby.”

“She is fat! And happy! And smiling. I love my baby. Thank you,” exclaims Rosario’s mother.

According to our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, "Rosario's mother reports that she is extremely happy with Rosario's progress. Rosario is not...

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July 16, 2015

Rosario is a newborn baby girl who lives with her family in Guatemala. Rosario’s father is a day laborer on a farm nearby, and her mother helps her mother-in-law take care of the house and land.

“Rosario is suffering from acute malnutrition due to lactation failure,” shares our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq (WK). “When examined by our medical team, Rosario had very little energy. Her mother does not have enough money to pay for formula, and if intervention does not occur soon Rosario will be in danger of permanent mental and physical damage or death.”

Rosario’s mother is 18 years old and had a very complicated pregnancy and birth, in which Rosario required critical care. Despite these previous complications, Rosario’s mother is extremely dedicated to the health of her baby. “When she realized she could not produce sufficient breast milk, she immediately came to our clinic asking for help,” explains WK.

“She cries because she is hungry and there is nothing I can do,” shares her mother. “I feel so helpless and embarrassed. She is my first child and I just want the best for her.”

Fortunately, treating lactation failure is easy and effective. With our support of $1,220, WK will be able to work with Rosario and her family to prevent future threats of malnutrition. Doctors will provide a combination of milk formula supplementation, growth monitoring and intensive nutrition education to give Rosario and her mother the tools Rosario needs to survive and thrive.

“We believe our treatment plan will allow Rosario to recoup the weight she has lost and start to develop normally,” explains WK. “She will avoid the loss of developmental milestones, and grow to her full mental and physical potential.”

Rosario is a newborn baby girl who lives with her family in Guatemala. Rosario’s father is a day laborer on a farm nearby, and her mother he...

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Rosario's Timeline

  • July 16, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rosario was submitted by Katia Cnop, Watsi Account Volunteer at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • July 23, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rosario's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rosario's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 17, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rosario 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.

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rosario. Read the update.

Funded by 47 donors

Funded by 47 donors

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