Hospitalization and treatment of undernutrition

Date of birth

December 30th, 2020

Start of care

January 2022

Medical history


His story

Roger lives with his mom. When we first met them, the dad had left them and the mom was expecting a new baby. She has a small business selling jars, through which she provides for her children and uncle. After seeing Roger at the polyclinic, our midwife referred him to the Graines d’Espoir center. Roger was suffering from severe undernutrition. At one-year-old, he weighed 4.79 kg at a height of 65 cm. Roger can sit up on his own, but he does not yet walk. He was fed on porridge, as his mom did not produce enough breast milk. We are now helping him through medical care at the center and the donation of artificial milk and food supplements.

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Project and main actions

  • Donations of artificial milk and food supplements.
  • Consultation at the center to monitor weight gain.


August 14th, 2022

Roger, who was at the village for the last four months, visited us with his mom! She gave birth to a little Ferdinand, who has a healthy weight. Roger, who had been hospitalized for severe undernutrition, is slowly gaining weight. He is in great shape and has developed puffy little cheeks! ⁠

August 9th, 2022

At 15 months, our little Roger currently weighs 5.26 kg. He is still in a situation of severe undernutrition, but keeps on gaining weight thanks to the food supplies! ⁠

March 8th, 2022

Roger has been doing much better since we first met him. He is slowly coming out of severe undernutrition. At 14 months, he weighs 5.39 kg.⁠

February 28th, 2022

Our little Roger is slowly gaining weight. Since his hospitalization, he has gained almost 400 g and is doing much better!⁠

February 8th, 2022

A week ago, we had to admit Roger to the hospital in emergency as his respiratory condition had deteriorated. Roger is suffering from severe malnutrition. At 13 months old, he currently weighs 4.94 kg. He was put on antibiotics. After seven days of hospitalization, he was able to go home. However, he is still severely malnourished. Today we are donating a food supply to his mom, so that she can prepare the appropriate food for him. He was also given RUTF (Ready to Use Therapeutic Food) to support his weight gain. ⁠

January 21st, 2022

Roger, whom we met recently, is slowly gaining weight. At almost 13 months old, he weighs 4.78 kg and has gained 10 g in one week. Because of this slow evolution, we have decided to provide him and his mom with food supplies, in addition to the artificial milk we give him every week.⁠

Contact us

70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

(English contact)