Tuberculosis (TB) is a highly contagious bacterial infection in the lungs that can spread quickly if it is not caught, isolated, and treated early. A symptom of TB is unintentional weight loss.
Makulata was found in the Nkhoma Mission Hospital TB ward. As a result of her TB she became severely malnourished.
Thanks to our donors she was able to receive the fortified peanut butter in a timely manner, and at no charge.
Three weeks into Makulata’s fortified peanut butter treatment, we followed up with her at home. The fortified peanut butter provided her with the right nutrition to recover. As our partner Nicole said, “she looked healthy and fat!”