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JACKSON    

He is 2 1/2 years old and weighs 28 pounds (since this pic he has lost 8 pounds of water weight).  He was referred to us by Children’s Health Ministries.  The family of 5 lives in a tent.  They get their water from a piped water system that is right next to where they live.  Jackson’s papa worked on vehicles and his mama buys items in bulk and resells them for a profit.  The day he was admitted he had a bowl of soup to eat and the day before a plate of rice.  The families average monthly income is $67US.  It took them about 5 hours to travel to the clinic by tap-tap to arrive at the clinic.  He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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KATTIALINE

She is 4 years old and weighs 25 pounds.  Her mama and papa are both farmers and grow beans, corns and pumpkins in their gardens.  She has 2 other sisters at home and no brothers.  The family lives in a 2 room home made of rocks, tin and clay.  They do not have running water at their home and walk to a source that is a  2 HOURS walk one way.  They do not have a flush toilet at their home or even an outhouse.  Kattialine has been sick for about about a month with swelling due to the kwashiorkor.  In the past week she ate meat once, rice 3 times and had a mango each day.  The day she was admitted she has a plate of rice to eat.  The families average monthly income is $67US.  They made the 5 hours trip to the clinic by foot.   She was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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LOVESON

He is 18 months old and weighs 15 pounds.  He was referred to us by Children’s Health Ministries.  His papa is a farmer and grows corn and grains in his garden.  The family of 5 lives in a 1 room home made of block cement and tin.  They do not have running water in their home or a flush toilet but do have an outhouse.  They get their water from a piped system that is about 5 minutes from their home.  The families average monthly income is around $118US.  He was started on the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba.

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ROBENSON

He is 4 years old and weighs 29 pounds. He is from a new village that we have not had come to the clinic before.  Both of his parents are farmers and grows beans, corn and grains in their gardens.   He has one other living brother.  The family lives with extended family (10 all together) in a 2 room home made of rocks, tin and clay.  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 just a few minutes from their home.  The families average monthly income is $60US per month.  The family traveled to 6 other clinics before coming to Cazale.  His mama told us each clinic said when your child is swollen like that you need to go to Cazale.  They had never been here before but found their way here.  It took them 6 hours to get here by taxi and moto.  He was started in the F-75 milk and then graduated to the medika mamba program.

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  1. Janet Pender says

    Praying for these precious little ones and their families. ! God Bless you RHFH for all that you do! I feel at such a loss to help but right now the only thing I have to offer are my prayers. There is power in prayer!

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