Formerly sponsored children

The children presented on this page have received support from Graines d’Espoir. While their treatment is now complete, we continue to check on them regularly and provide them with medical care when needed.

Kokou

Pediatric oncology treatment

In February 2021, we funded Kokou’s hospitalization. He was suffering from a probable rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer of the muscular tissues, which develops particularly in young children. After three months of hospitalization and treatment with corticosteroids, Kokou left the hospital with no cancerous lesions.

Ami

Treatment of undernutrition

Our little Ami was born with a birth weight of 2 kg. Her intrauterine growth delay was caused by alcohol during pregnancy. Her mom did not have enough breast milk, so she supplemented with porridge. This was not at all suited to her nutritional needs. In addition, due to lack of hygiene care, Ami was covered with fungus when we met her for the first time.

Kokou Israël

Treatment of undernutrition

Kokou Israël lives with his two parents. In his first days of life, he was admitted to the Hospital of Tsévié for a neonatal infection. Since his birth, his mom did not produce enough milk to breastfeed him, and he was suffering from severe undernutrition. When we met him, at 9 months, he weighed 4.6 kg. We supported him through the donation of artificial milk. He is doing well and has reached a healthy weight.

Akouvi

Treatment of undernutrition

We met Akouvi at her home during a vaccination visit. She was abandoned by her mother just a few months after birth, and as a result no longer had access to breast milk. Akouvi suffered from extreme undernutrition. When we first met her, at 10 months old, we weighed 2.9 kg. Her dad, grandmother and aunt are now looking after her.

Kodjo

Treatment of undernutrition

Unfortunately, it is a sad event that lead us to meet Kodjo. His mom passed away three months after his birth. Kodjo was brought to our center by his two aunts, who were then taking care of him. When we first met him, at 4 months old, he weighed 4.13 kg. Graines d’Espoir supported him through the donation of artificial milk and medical care at our center.

Victoire

Treatment of undernutrition

Since she was born, Victoire was fed with artificial milk and porridge. Her mom was ill and was receiving a treatment that was not compatible with breastfeeding. She unfortunately passed away in April 2021. Since then, Victoire and her 8-year-old brother have been cared for by their grandmother. She had very little means to feed them. All of her savings had been spent on her daughter’s medical treatments and the purchase of artificial milk.

Koffi Israël

Preventing the risk of undernutrition

Koffi Israël was born with a small weight of 2.8 kg. The delivery was done at home due to lack of financial means. When we first met him, he was at risk of being undernourished, as his mom did not produce enough milk. His dad is a teacher, but due to Covid, his school had closed, and he was then unemployed. We supported the family through a donation of artificial milk every week, and our midwife regularly met with Koffi’s mom to help her stimulate her lactation.

Alice

Treatment of undernutrition

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 had 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.

René

Treatment of undernutrition

When we first met René, his father had just had an accident, and was under treatment at home. Since the accident, the family had limited income, and they were struggling to provide for their three children. In addition, René’s mother only had very little milk as he could not breastfeed properly. He had a poor grip and got tired quickly. As a result, she produced less and less milk, and René was suffering from extreme undernutrition. At 2 months-old, on the day we first met him, he only weighed 2.15 kg.

Akossiwavi, Akossiwa and Kossi

Preventing the risk of undernutrition

The triplets, Akossiwavi, Akossiwa and Kossi live with their parents, both farmers. They have four brothers and sisters. The family had limited means, and their mom did not produce enough milk to breastfeed the three children. We supported them with regular donations of artificial milk, and the triplets are now weaned. We continue to see them regularly and provide health care whenever they fall sick.

Dorcas

Preventing the risk of undernutrition

When we first met Dorcas, at 6 months old, she weighed 6 kg and was 56 cm tall. She had chronic diarrhea and refused to nurse. As a result, she was at risk of undernutrition. We provided her with artificial milk to compensate for her nutritional deficiency. She is now doing much better. We continue to do regular check-ups and provide health care whenever Dorcas needs it.

Nestor

HIV, anemia and risk of undernutrition

Natacha has been HIV positive since birth. Shortly after her brother was treated for acute malaria, Natacha also became seriously ill. She was convulsing and had a severe attack of malaria. As her mother could not afford to pay for the hospital costs, we financed the overall treatment. Natacha received emergency care (perfusion, rehydration, anti-malaria and anti-pyretic treatment).

Natacha

HIV, anemia and risk of undernutrition

Natacha has been HIV positive since birth. Shortly after her brother was treated for acute malaria, Natacha also became seriously ill. She was convulsing and had a severe attack of malaria. As her mother could not afford to pay for the hospital costs, we financed the overall treatment. Natacha received emergency care (perfusion, rehydration, anti-malaria and anti-pyretic treatment).

Natacha

HIV, anemia and risk of undernutrition

Natacha has been HIV positive since birth. Shortly after her brother was treated for acute malaria, Natacha also became seriously ill. She was convulsing and had a severe attack of malaria. As her mother could not afford to pay for the hospital costs, we financed the overall treatment. Natacha received emergency care (perfusion, rehydration, anti-malaria and anti-pyretic treatment).

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