Former 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.

René

Extreme undernutrition

When we first met René, his father had just had an accident, and was under treatment at home. Since the accident, the family has had limited income, and they are 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.

The triplets

Preventing the risk of malnutrition

Akossiwavi, Akossiwa, Kossi live with their parents, both farmers. They have four brothers and sisters. The family has 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 malnutrition

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. She eats a variety of meals and does not require the artificial milk anymore. We continue to do regular check-ups and provide health care whenever Dorcas needs it.

Nestor

HIV, anemia and risk of malnutrition 

Nestor and his sister Natacha have been living with HIV since birth. Their mother is HIV-positive and was not on treatment when they were born. When we met Nestor, he was very pale, out of breath and exhausted. He had severe anemia and was suffering from malnutrition. The parents had very limited resources to provide for the children. We supported them with monthly food supplies until they regained their independence.

Natacha

HIV, anemia and risk of malnutrition

Natacha, 4 years old, 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).

Yayra

HIV treatment and educational support

Yayra has been deaf and unable to speak since birth. She is HIV positive and is on antiretroviral treatment. Yayra is now living with her grandmother and other family members, and thanks to her family’s support, she is able to attend a specialized school for the hearing impaired. For some time, their financial resources were limited, and they were not able to cover the costs of the school meals. During that time, Graines d’Espoir supported Yayra by financing the school meals so that she could study in the best possible conditions.

René

Extreme undernutrition

When we first met René, his father had just had an accident, and was under treatment at home. Since the accident, the family has had limited income, and they are 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.

The triplets

Preventing the risk of malnutrition

Akossiwavi, Akossiwa, Kossi live with their parents, both farmers. They have four brothers and sisters. The family has 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

Treatment 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. She eats a variety of meals and does not require the artificial milk anymore. We continue to do regular check-ups and provide health care whenever Dorcas needs it.

Nestor

HIV, anemia and risk of malnutrition 

Nestor and his sister Natacha have been living with HIV since birth. Their mother is HIV-positive and was not on treatment when they were born. When we met Nestor, he was very pale, out of breath and exhausted. He had severe anemia and was suffering from malnutrition. The parents had very limited resources to provide for the children. We supported them with monthly food supplies until they regained their independence.

Natacha

HIV, anemia and risk of malnutrition

Natacha, 4 years old, 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).

Yayra

HIV treatment and educational support

Yayra has been deaf and unable to speak since birth. She is HIV positive and is on antiretroviral treatment. Yayra is now living with her grandmother and other family members, and thanks to her family’s support, she is able to attend a specialized school for the hearing impaired. For some time, their financial resources were limited, and they were not able to cover the costs of the school meals. During that time, Graines d’Espoir supported Yayra by financing the school meals so that she could study in the best possible conditions.

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