Formula for Health
How your love rescued children from malnutrition in Guatemala
Yesli’s first birthday was just a few days away when we met, but her hair was falling out instead of growing. She was also retaining fluids and suffering from kwashiorkor, a form of severe malnutrition mostly affecting children from poor nations who eat lots of carbs and little protein.
I was visiting Guatemala to start planning a healthy formula program to help malnourished babies like Yesli—all of them underweight and in danger of being stunted from lack of essential nutrients.
Since that time the nutritious formula program has been ongoing and now it is just a couple months until Yesli’s second birthday, and she’s gained 6 1⁄2 pounds! Her hair is growing like a weed and “healthy” is her new diagnosis!
Your gifts to Heaven’s Family’s Food Ministry made this program possible, since her mom is too impoverished to provide all her nutritional needs. Because you stepped up and took action Yesli and the other babies in the formula program are on the road to a healthy life, not to one stunted—or worse.
Her parents thank you. They are giving the glory to Jesus, as they know it was Jesus who made this blessing possible for their daughter.
Happy Birthday Yesli! May you have many, many more!
Director, Food Ministry