Apr 8, 2019

Little By Little, one step at a time!!

Jackeline
Jackeline

Meet Jackline who weighed only 12 pounds – 6 pounds below the normal weight for her 28” height, when entering our Macheo Malnourished Feeding Program. With protruding ribs, sparse hair and irritable mood. Jackline could only digest milk for the first week of her stay with us.  With nutritious food, proper medication and care, Jackline’s condition improved dramatically. While she stayed a little longer than usual, in less than 6 weeks she gained over 5 pounds and transformed into a healthy and happy girl.

You helped make this happen! Thank You!

GlobalGiving Little by Little Campaign, $10, $20, $50 or $100, can help us to reach our goal of $1,750, to nourish and care for 30 children for one month. We have those children in our Malnourished Feeding Program today and with your help, can acheive this.

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Mar 22, 2019

Success!... because of your help.

Kimotho's mother is empowered to provide food.
Kimotho's mother is empowered to provide food.

From the day he was born in Kiandutu slums Kimotho’s life was a struggle. His desperately poor vulnerable parents could barely manage to scrape together two skimpy meals for the family each day. Undernourished herself, his mother wasn’t able to breastfeed him, so baby Kimotho was fed the same food of ugali (ground corn) and sukuma, as his parents and older brother.

At 15 months old, little Kimotho weighed 13 pound, more like an average 7 month old baby in the US. He was miserably unhappy and inconsolable.  When he became dehydrated from severe diarrhea, his parents travelled by foot to Thika trauma hospital for hours. After two days of treatment, he was discharged and referred by the nutrition department in the hospital to our center and Kiandutu. He was admitted and we started the journey to recovery.

Because his little body couldn’t tolerate high-calorie food, at first Kimotho was fed small amounts every two to three hours. He required four months of feeding and treatment – twice the average – to restore his health. In the meantime, with her beloved baby finally being nourished and restored to health, his mother Mwikali was taught on diversifying other types of food, the benefits of eating a balanced diet, and how to prepare food using the locally available resources. Her husband Sam was also boosted by Macheo to start a small business and for now they are eating healthy food and studying the essentials of nutrition. Now, children like Kimotho come to the Macheo Malnourished Children's Program for nutritional rehabilitation because friends like you helped with treatment of the underlying malnutrition. 

 

Thank you for the amazing help you have provided.

Mar 22, 2019

Whole families benefit from small investment

Your help has been critical in the life and survival of significantly poor families, living from day to day an meagre earnings. Macheo provides micro-funds, trains recipients and monitors progress of a family's small business.

The life of one family in the Kiandutu slums of Kenya....

From the day he was born in the Kiandutu slums Kimotho’s life was a struggle. His desperately poor vulnerable parents could barely manage to scrape together two skimpy meals for the family each day. Undernourished herself, his mother wasn’t able to breastfeed him, so baby Kimotho was fed the same food of ugali and sukuma as his parents and older brother.

At 15 months old, little Kimotho weighed 13 pound, more like an average 7 month old baby in the US. He was miserably unhappy and inconsolable.  When he became dehydrated from severe diarrhea, his parents travelled by foot to Thika level five hospital for hours. After two days of treatment, he was discharged and referred by the nutrition department in the hospital to the Macheo center in Kiandutu. He was admitted and he started the journey to recovery. Because his little body couldn’t tolerate high-calorie food, at first Kimotho was fed small amounts every two to three hours. He required four months of feeding and treatment – twice the average – to restore his health.

Macheo's Empowerment Program stepped in with micro-financing for his parents, Sam and Mwikali, to start a grocery business. Now the family is financially stable, because of your intervention. Therefore their family now eats regular nutritious meals and they have enough income and business training to be successful. This total coordinated Macheo intervention is crucial to enable families to succeed and prevent future and ongoing malnourishment of children.

Thank you for your continued support of these needy families.

 
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