Acute undernutrition

Date of birth


Start of care

April 2021

Medical history


Her story

We met Alice following the death of her parents. At the time, she was suffering from malaria. Her grandmother, who has been taking care of Alice, is a farmer and has very little income. At the beginning of her care (we estimate that Alice was between 12 and 15 months old), she weighed 5.11 kg and was 61 cm tall. Graines d’Espoir supported her through a monthly food supply and regular check-ups at the center.

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    Project and main actions

    • Donation of monthly food supplies.
    • Weekly check-ups at the center.
    • Donation of Ready-to-use therapeutic foods.


    September 19th, 2021

    Akouvi is doing very well! To our delight, she is now out of undernutrition! She weighs 7.85 kg.

    August 20th, 2021

    Alice is doing great! She has gained weight again and is almost out of undernutrition. She now weighs ⁠7.25 kg.

    July 17th, 2021

    Alice is doing great. She is walking on all fours and at full speed! Her aunt was suffering from malaria when she brought her to the center this week. We gave her the appropriate treatment.

    July 1st, 2021

    Alice is doing very well and has received her monthly food supplies. She had a wound behind her right ear, which we treated. It has healed in just a few days! She gained 460 g in two weeks and is now walking on all fours!

    June 18th, 2021

    Alice has come out of extreme undernutrition and is now in a moderate stage of undernutrition thanks to our donations and food supplies.

    June 2nd, 2021

    Our little Alice became seriously ill with a fever of 42°C. She was suffering from malaria. We gave her the necessary treatment. We also financed the trip to the center and gave the family their monthly food supply.

    May 19th, 2021

    Alice continues to gain weight every week! She now weighs 6.19 kg. We gave her some Ready-to-use therapeutic foods, as well as cereals to enrich the porridge her grandmother prepares for her.

    May 3rd, 2021

    Alice gained over 200 g in 10 days and weighs 5.83 kg. Her conjunctiva were very pale, and she appeared to be anemic. We gave her an anti-anemic, as well as ready-to-use therapeutic foods.

    April 30th, 2021

    We visited Alice and her family, who live far from Tsévié and we gave them their monthly food supply. Alice is doing very well and we will see her again at the center next week to evaluate her weight gain.

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