Our February Update
Hello from Haiti!
Although February is the shortest month of the year, it seemed like one of the busiest since we opened our doors. With six children and five moms in the malnutrition center, we had a full house! Through the hard work and dedication of our staff, moms and babies are doing well and most have been able to return home!
Within two days of each other in mid-February, we received two babies under 4 pounds. When babies are born at home, it is common for the breastfeeding relationship to have a rocky start. We are so thankful that these moms sought help when they did. Because of Potter and Clay’s intervention, these moms are now able to successfully breastfeed and babies are gaining weight!
We have recently seen an increase in our area of the amount of kwashiorkor malnutrition, meaning the children swell from lack of proper nutrition. Kwashiorkor requires intricate and specialized intervention, which makes us even more proud of Asline and Clovensky’s recoveries. Both children were able to return home this week with happy spirits and healthy weights!
One of the highlights of February was having Mr. Wayne and Mrs. Beth, Rebecca’s parents, here with us for a week! They helped us organize our house, built more much-needed storage, met the Potter & Clay team, and loved on some moms and babies. It was a productive and fun week, and their visit was a perfect way to end our month!
Rain for our area - it has been extremely dry lately. Everyone is waiting on the rain to plant their spring gardens. In our rural area, healthy gardens mean food for families as well as a source of income.
We praise the Lord for healed and healthy babies! After a really scary month, all of our patients are staying exactly where they belong - with their families.
Thank you for all your love, support, and prayers. Potter & Clay Ministries would not be what it is without all of you.