As a maid in a nearby township, dedicated wife and mother Trina, works tirelessly for her family. She unconditionally loves her combined family of 10 living in a two roomed house in Mtendere, but even with her husband’s small income, it is sometimes overwhelming for moms like her to comprehend how to possibly feed each mouth around her table.
Thanks to ACE’s Milk & Medicine program, her two youngest children, Brady and Hope, do not have to worry about where their next life sustaining meal will come from. Children like Brady and Hope, both under the age of 5, are growing at a healthy rate and greatly benefitting from the nutritional value of this important program. The Milk & Medicine program allows this family to stay together and gives Trina the opportunity to send her three older children to school.
On a recent home visit, she shared that even through times of hardship, M & M is an answer to prayer and a blessing her family does not take for granted. Welfare visits show that both of the younger children are in good health and have stable appetites. Brady now makes direct eye contact and his energy is contagious. Hope, a bit more shy, coyly shows the glimpses of a smile before happily playing with her brother. Trina holds the Milk and Medicine program in the highest esteem. Because of its benefits, they remain united as one family.
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*Names have been changed to protect the identity of the children.