Guatemala has one of the highest infant mortality rates in all of the Western hemisphere. Here’s an example of one little guy who is beating those statistics.
In the ASELSI Milk Program where Chrisi serves every week, we see many very malnourished babies and children. One story we would like to share is of an 8 month old baby boy named Antony Ramos.
When Antony entered the Milk Program he was 5 months old and weighed only 8 pounds and a quarter. Since then, every month he has been gaining and now weighs almost 13 pounds! He is still too small for his age, but we are praising God for the steady progress he is making! His mom is so proud to see that he is gaining each month. What a joy it is to see these very humble moms, many of whom have never been to school a day in their lives try to hide the smile on their face when they see that their truly is hope for their babies to live past their first birthday, when so many woman here lose their babies before they ever take their first steps on this beautiful earth where God has placed them.
Each month since Antony has been in our program has been a success so far, but unfortunately we cannot say this about all of our Milk Program babies. Read the story of Rogelio here.