Life-Giving: Give an Alternative Gift
this season that keeps on giving, as a single gift or a
monthly pledge.Your gift will be acknowledged to the receiver
with a beautiful card.
Olivia will be 5 years old in
January. She weighs 27 pounds (average weight for a 5
year old girl is 40 pounds). She lives in Nueva Vida with
her mother and her two siblings.
Her mother buys and resells farmer’s
cheese. Most of the Nicaraguans who live in poverty do so
because they are not formally employed… they do not receive a
minimum wage, insurance or any retirement benefits. They
survive by only making a little each day; therefore Olivia
is severely malnourished.
She is losing her hair and has many of the symptoms related
to lack of calories, protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Oliva is also microcephalic, or has a tiny brain.
She has a lumbar deviation… all from Mama not getting enough
folic acid during her pregnancy.
Our clinic supports Olivia through primary care and
children’s vitamins and iron, but she needs
We also support pregnant women with
vitamins, check-ups, ultrasounds, and a new mother’s group to lend aid to these
mothers-to-be and mothers of infants. This
season, give a gift that will help us
help Olivia and others like her, who suffer from poverty