This is Marlene. She is 5 years old and weighs 14 pounds. Five years old and 14 pounds. She has four living siblings and one that has died of diar. She is very sick and malnourished.
Celinta is three months old and weighs 8 pounds. He mother was out in the gardens planting and fell over and died. He father needs to continue working to provide food for the other children in the family. She will be with us for several months.
This is Rose-Ester. She is 21 months old and weighs 17 pounds. She has kwashiorkor. She has two living siblings and one that has died.
This is Jeanne. She is almost three years old and weighs 21 pounds. She has kwashiorkor. She has three siblings that are alive. She has SIX siblings that has died over the years. Several have died from kwashiorkor and the other of fever and diar.
This is Fednelson. He is 16 months old and weighs 22 pounds. Dad not in the picture and mom died last year. His aunt (in the picture) had been trying to take care of him. This is his first time with kwashiorkor.
This is Carlens. He is 3 months old and weighs 8 pounds. He has a huge, huge, huge abcess on the back of his head. It has left a large hole down to his skull. He needs daily dressing changes. he mother lives about 1 hour away and wanted to leave him here to get daily dressing changes.