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Schnaika

She is 6 months old and weighed 9 pounds when admitted. She came in with slight edema, was very small from her malnutrition, had a 101 temperature and was quite dehydrated. She has 1 sister, 1 brother and 1 sibling who has passed away. Her mom and dad both buys items in bulk and then resell them. They live in a rented 1 room house. They do not have running water for a toilet however they do have an outhouse. They buy their water from a car that comes by. The day she arrived, she had milk and the day before, she had milk and porridge. Her mom stopped breastfeeding after 4 months. It had taken them 4 hours to get here on moto.

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Nafort

He is 5 years old and weighed 28 pounds when admitted. He came in with edema from his kwashiorkor, was having diarrhea, and had no appetite. It had taken them 6 hours to get here on both moto and car. His dad is a farmer and grows beans, corn and pumpkins. His mom does not work. He has 1 sister and 1 brother and 6 other siblings who have died from kwash as babies. They live in a 2 room house make of dirt and bricks. They do not have running water for a toilet or an outhouse. They get their water from a river that is 2 minutes away. The day he arrived, he had ate rice, bean sauce and vegetables and the day before he had soup and plantains. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Jounia

She is almost 3 years old and weighed 23 pounds when admitted. She came in with severe edema from her kwashiorkor and a 102 temperature.This is her 2nd time with kwash. She has 1 sister, 2 brothers and 1 sibling who passed away as a baby. Her dad is farmer and grows beans, corn and potatoes. Her mother does not work. They live in a 1 room house made of tin and dirt that is a 4 hour moto drive away from the clinic. They do not have running water for a toilet or an outhouse. They get their water from a source that is 10 minutes away. On the day of her arrival, she had eaten cheese puffs and the day before she had rice and bean sauce. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk but then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Miralda

She is 19 months old and weighed 13 pounds 9 ounces when admitted. She came in with severe malnutrition, was very dehydrated, and was having diarrhea. It had taken them 1.5 hours to get here on both moto and car. Her dad is a moto driver and her mom buys items in bulk and resells them. They live in a rented 1 room house with no running water for a toilet, however they do have an outhouse. They buy their water from 5 minutes away. The day she arrived, she ate crackers and bananas. The before she just had rice. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk.

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Fanelson

He is 2 years old and weighed 20 pounds when admitted. He was referred to us by Children’s Health Ministries with severe malnutrition, edema, dehydration, diarrhea and vomiting. It had taken them 4 hours to get here on both moto and car. He has 1 sister, 1 brother and 1 sibling that died from a fever. His mom and dad both buys items in bulk and resell them. They live in a 1 room rented house with no running water for a toilet, however they do have an outhouse. They buy their water from a place behind their house. The day he arrived, he did not have anything to eat however the day before he had rice and soup. He was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Rose Myrtha

She is 2 years old and weighed 17 pounds when admitted. She came in with severe edema from having kwashiorkor and had been having diarrhea since August. It took them 4 hours to get to our clinic on foot. Her mom and dad are both farmers and they grow beans, corn and pumpkins. She has 1 brother and they live in a 3 room house made of dirt, bricks and tin. They do not have running water for a toilet or an outhouse. On the day she arrived, she did not have anything to eat however the day before she had rice, beans and soup. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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Rose Martine

She is 6 years old and weighed 30 pounds when admitted. She came in with severe swelling from kwashiorkor, diarrhea and vomiting. Since arriving she has lost 4 pounds of water weight. It took them 45 minutes to get to the clinic on moto. Her mom and dad both buy items in bulk and resells them. She had 1 other sibling who died as a baby. They live in a 1 room house with running water for a toilet, however they do have an outhouse. They buy their water from a place 10 minutes away from their house. The day she arrived, she ate some eggs and the day before she had soup and vegetables. She was started on the F-75 therapeutic milk and then graduated to the Medika Mamba program.

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