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We recently received a letter from one of our distribution partners, People for Guatemala, Inc. Through Operation 20/20 and Thrive to Five they are helping us reach 1,250 children with vitamin A, 1,510 children with multivitamins, and 118 women with prenatal vitamins.
Dear Vitamin Angels,
I thought you would enjoy seeing this photo. I took it Friday when we visited this family and delivered a few blankets, baby clothes, & fortified rice.
Mom is 21, father is 20. They live in a small village in rural Guatemala in an adobe hut, dirt floors, and corn stalk walls. The father works in the corn fields. They live with his mother.
Mom came to our medical clinic in September, 8 months pregnant and, unfortunately, had no prenatal care. During the clinic visit she was examined but the nurse could not hear the baby's heart beat. We sent her to a hospital in a nearby town for an ultrasound. That's when they discovered there were twins. The babies were born October 5, one weighed 4 lbs, 13 oz and the other weighed 4 lbs, 3 ounces, both boys. The babies are healthy but mom is having trouble nursing both babies. They are supplementing by having to buy powdered milk (they don't have a refrigerator) which is very expensive. We are supplying mom with Pre/Postnatal vitamins from Vitamin Angels.
During her visit to our clinic in September, our nurse instructed mom about the benefits of the vitamins. One of our nurses who lives nearby will visit this family every week to monitor the health of mom and babies and take her the vitamins every month.
We truly appreciate Vitamin Angels and all you do for better health around the world.
Lois Werner, People for Guatemala, Inc.