Our biggest goal in having this clinic is to see lives changed physically, while using this opportunity to see lives transformed by the hope of Jesus. In Haiti, over half of all child deaths are related to malnutrition. Most Haitians live on less than $2 a day. Our desire is to provide undernourished children an outpatient program that will not only bring them back to health, but teach and empower their parents to know how to feed them well and break the cycle of malnutrition for their families. After each child completes their regimen, their parents will be taught how to cook nutritious meals with affordable foods that are readily available to them.
We use a treatment known as “Medika Mamba” (Creole for peanut better medicine) to treat each child. This treatment has proven to be extremely effective and is 100% sourced and produced in Haiti. For a full regimen of care, it’s about $75/child. God has faithfully provided for this ministry in miraculous ways. We started this clinic back in Fall 2016 with $200 allocated for it. Since then, through your faithful prayers and giving support, we've been able to treat over 750 kids and impact their families for a lifetime.
Wilgina, her mom, and her aunt came to us when she was 18 months old. She only weighed 12 pounds. All of her little bones were visible, her hair was thin and brittle, and she had no appetite, all classic signs of acute malnutrition. Both her mom and her aunt were skeptical but also desperate. We contemplated sending her to an inpatient clinic because she was so small, but after some prayer I knew that we just needed to see how she would do with the Medika Mamba for a week.
Every week, Wilgina got stronger and stronger. She went from a small and scared to a confident and healthy! In just nine short weeks, she had reached her goal weight at 19.17 pounds!
When we discharged her, her mother was so much better equipped to care for her daughter. It is incredible to watch these kids go from small and fragile to strong and happy.