This is Benjamin. He is the 10th child of a local pastor. His mother died giving birth to him. I have met his father many times when he has visited his son. He always is so grateful for the milk that has kept his son alive. Thank you to all of you who have donated milk and money to buy formula. It has made a difference in this little boy's life! He is doing so well, and is a big boy. (Thanks to my sister-in-law Shauna for this Bumbo!)
When I came to the orphanage 9 months ago, this little boy was the same age as these kiddos are right now. He was one of 35 kids, most of them not able to walk. Most days there were 2 mamas to take care of all those kids. He was getting porridge watered down in water through a bottle three times a day and had been since he was 6 months old. Before that he was getting watered down formula three times a day. He was held when he was fed, three times a day. He rarely cried when I met him. He couldn't sit, roll, or hold his head up. I never saw him held the first times I visited. Since then, we have four new mamas to hold the babies and enough formula for all the children that are malnourished and all those under age one. Now he is rarely in his crib, except to sleep. What you give makes a difference!
Here he is now! I love this little boy!
More good things to come!