Inness is healthy now because of a community caregiver who knew what she needed.
Inness felt sick.
“It was so painful. It was like something biting my intestines inside,” she says. Her mother carried the 9-year-old to the nearest health center, walking nearly two miles from their village in Zambia.
The diagnosis? Malaria, intestinal worms, and dehydration. The treatment? None available. The medicine shelves were empty.
Inness needed to travel 18 miles to the hospital. But the taxi fare was far more than her family could afford.
When Inness’s mother contacted World Vision, community caregiver Assumpter Namachila swung into action. Inness was put on an intravenous drip and transported for treatment. Soon she felt better and was back in school.
Two years later, Inness is at the top of her class. World Vision has since built a new hospital and health clinic. Education, farming, jobs, and hygiene, are improved.
Inness’s story shows how child sponsorship goes the extra mile.
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Photo©2013 World Vision, Laura Reinhardt