He is 11 years old and weighs 40 pounds. He is an older brother to Ludiana who is also with us in the RC. About a month ago he began to have fevers on and off and was very sick. He has been losing weight since then and progressively getting worse. His feet and legs are swollen with signs of kwashiorkor. He was refereed to us by a government run clinic here in the area. He tested positive for malaria but they were concerned about his overall health as well. Once he is able to travel we will be able to get some more testing done for him at another facility. His papa is a farmer and grows beans, corn and bananas in his gardens. He has 5 living siblings and one that died of malnutrition. They do not have running water at their home, or a flush toilet, not even an outhouse. They get their water from a source that is about a 5 minute walk from their home. The day he was admitted he had coffee and the day before he had a bowl of soup. The families average monthly income is $116US. They travels about 3 hours on foot to get to the clinic. He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.
He is 6 months old and weighs 10 pounds 8 ounces. He was referred to us from Bread to the Nations. His papa is a taxi driver and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit. He has 2 siblings at home and the family lives in a 1 room home that they rent. They do not have running water at their home and travel about 30 minutes from their home to purchase water. He was admitted with a high fever as well. He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.
She was admitted the first time in Nov of 2011. She was a newborn that weighed 5 pounds. She returned home a year later. After a few months at home she had lost weight and was readmitted. She stayed until July 2013 when she returned home again. Since that time she had been following faithfully in the Friday feeding program. She began missing her appointments a few months ago and began losing weight. Then we did not seen her for 5 weeks.
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She is currently 29 months old and weighs 14 pounds. She was readmitted this past week.
She is 15 years old and weighs 63 pounds. She was taken into a home in Port to work for a family and they were to pay for her to attend school. Her parents took her there in June of 2013. They had not seen her since. They got a call from the family where she was staying saying that she was sick. When her father arrived he found her in a very bad state. She is unable to talk, and is paralyzed on her right side. She has terrible bed sores over a large portion of her back side and legs. They are very deep and several have bone showing. Sophonie is only able to say a few words as well. She is also a diabetic. She was a patient in our center in 2001. She had kwashiorkor and stayed for a short time for her recovery. Once recovered she followed in the clinic for a few months and her parents said since then she has never been sick. She has 6 living siblings at home. Her parents are both farmers and grow beans and corn in their gardens. The family lives in a 2 room home made of rocks and tin. They do not have running water at their home, or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse. They get their water from a source that is about a 10 minute walk from their home. The family has an average monthly income of $82US. It took them 7 hours by walking to arrive at the clinic. She was started on the F-75 milk and the graduated to the medika mamba program.
He is 7 years old and weighs 31 pounds. He was referred to us from Bread to the Nations. He comes from a family of 7 siblings. The family of 9 lives in a 2 room home made of sticks and a tarp. They do not have running water at their home or a flush toilet, but do have an outhouse. They get their water from a piped system that is a few minutes away from their home. His papa builds houses and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit. The day he was admitted he has not had anything to eat and the day before he had a plate of rice. The family has an average monthly income of $116US. It took them about 5 hours to reach the medical clinic. He was started on the F-75 milk and them graduated to the F-75 milk.