Poor moms in Nicaragua face incredible challenges in caring for their children. Read a letter from one of them.
My name is Sara. I live in the remote community of Apantillo, amid the mountains of Matagalpa, in Nicaragua.
I am the proud mother of 22-month-old and 3-year-old boys. They are my biggest treasures in life.
Every month, I walk for an hour carrying them in my arms to get to our community clinic. It is a difficult walk, through muddy and steep mountains, but I know it’s an important one.
At the clinic, Ada Luz, Apantillo’s Health Promoter, measures the boys’ height and weight, and assesses their physical health.
A few months ago, she realized both of them were underweight. She asked me if they had been sick, and I told her that lately, they had lost their appetites.
Ada Luz examined the boys and found out they might have had parasitic infections from worms. She gave them deworming pills right away, and gave me advice about good nutrition, including ways to prepare the food supplements AMOS provides to our family.
After that day, Ada Luz visited us in our home regularly to check on the boys’ progress, and a couple of months later, they were both at an ideal weight and their appetites had returned.
I am so happy to see my babies back to good health! I can’t thank you enough for making this possible for me and other moms in my community.
Having access to a Health Promoter trained to monitor child development has been an incredible blessing for my family.
God bless you – Dios te bendiga,
Sara from Apantillo
Child malnutrition is a dangerous threat to poor families in Nicaragua, one that can impact kids’ futures and opportunities in life.
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