Our malnourished child sponsorship program focuses on helping children who are at risk of death through severe malnutrition and other medical conditions. We identify these children through visitations to area hospitals. Often times, the hospitals do not have the resources or the staff to properly care for these children - therefore their risk of death is high. Once we have identified the child and a sponsor, we will talk to the family about having the child join the program. Only with family consent can a child join our program.
In the most intensive cases, the sponsorship can entail housing the child at our facility to provide constant care. It can also entail helping the child find proper medical treatment for more advanced conditions. In more traditional cases, sponsorship entails weekly visitations from our staff to the child's home, through which we can monitor the child's progress and provide food, supplements, and other staples for the following week. The goal of the program is to help bring the child back to health and strength where he or she can survive under the normal family care.
It is important to note that we do not take on new malnourished children without having sponsors identified. The cost to sponsor one child is $720 per year which can be funded in a single annual payment or 4 quarterly payments of $180. Your sponsorship will have a direct impact on giving a severely malnourished child a chance at life.