The COVID-19 pandemic has created a malnutrition crisis and young children are at risk. Will you donate today to save the life of a child?
Elia was a luggage hander at the port of Goma. Once COVID-19 closed ports and airports, his already modest income became zero.
The port was closed for six months and Elia was unable to pay for essentials like food and medicine.
His 12-year-old son, Michael, became very ill. He was experiencing severe acute malnutrition and needed urgent medical care to have any chance at survival.
Thankfully, Michael was given free medical treatment through WorldShare's partner HEAL Africa.
After 3 months in hospital, Michael has returned to full health. But if it wasn't for generous supporters like you, this story would have a different and tragic ending.
Michael's story is not unique. COVID-19 research indicates that an additional 6.7 million children will be affected by malnutrition, most coming from the poorest areas of Africa and South Asia1.
Please make a generous donation today and help save the life of a child. Your gift will be used to provide food, nutritionists and hospital care for children suffering or at risk of malnutrition.
Every gift makes a difference, no matter how small.