March 18, 2020
Phillip was brought to Neema by his grandmother. The family is Maasai. Phillip’s mother died out in the village from complications during the birth. The death rate for Maasai women during childbirth is very high, in places as high as one in seven! In sub Sahara Africa one in 22 will die in childbirth. When a mom dies in childbirth not only is her new baby at risk but all of her children under five years old are at risk. The death rate for children five and under who lose their mothers is very high. After Phillip’s mom died the grandmother was trying to feed him with raw cow’s milk. When he was brought to Neema Village he was 3 months old and weighed only four lbs. He could not suck a bottle. Neema put him in the hospital on an IV. He has now returned to Neema and is taking a bottle but still on a feeding tube. Please pray for the life of this precious baby and please sponsor him if you are able.