What We Do
Love One receives cases of malnourished children in critical condition. We coordinate access to emergency healthcare at the local hospital to meet their immediate medical needs.
Following discharge from the hospital, children are transferred to the Love One Center where they receive extensive rehabilitative services from our staff of pediatricians, nutritionists, therapists and caretakers who ensure that they make a complete recovery.
Healthy children are resettled at home with their families. Love One offers ongoing support through both spiritual programs and community education on health, nutrition and hygiene.
DanielDaniel was referred to Love One by the local hospital, where he was receiving critical support for a third-degree burn and severe acute malnutrition. Upon his arrival at the Love One Center, the Love One team created a care plan to address both the malnutrition and his incinerated arm. With an individualized meal plan and specialized treatment, Daniel began to regain his health and overcome his diagnosis of severe acute malnutrition. Love One also referred him to a skilled surgeon who performed a procedure to restore his hand’s function and ultimately provide him full mobility. The surgery was a huge success, and Daniel continues to recover and make progress at the Love One Center, greatly benefiting from the care of our licensed pediatricians and physical therapists.
IreneOne of the older children at the Love One Center, Irene weighed just 20 pounds at 9 years old. She arrived at the Love One Center after years of battling epilepsy, tuberculosis, and severe acute malnutrition. It has been a long journey– from receiving critical care at the hospital to ongoing care from Love One’s nutritionists, nurses, and caretakers at the Love One Center– but we’re overjoyed that Irene now weighs over 40 pounds and that her sweet smile has slowly returned!
MatthiasLove One received a call about an 8-year-old boy named Matthias who would soon be discharged from the hospital to spend his final days at home with family. His severe acute malnutrition combined with his HIV diagnosis made his recovery too extensive for the hospital to treat. Our staff heard about his case and immediately rushed to the hospital– Matthias’ story was far from over. At the Love One Center, Matthias received around the clock care and a nutrient-packed diet, specifically created to combat his extreme malnutrition. Over the course of several months, Matthias made huge strides of progress and was eventually resettled with his family. Matthias still visits the center occasionally and maintains close relationships with the staff.
PatienceOne of our more extreme cases and most miraculous transformations, Patience holds an extra special place in our hearts. At the young age of 4, Patience was abandoned and left to the care of her grandmother. In 2022, Love One found her extremely malnourished with a painful, gaping wound on her face. With immediate medical care at our partner hospital, extensive rehabilitation at the Love One Center, and a surgery to mend the injury on her cheek, Patience made a full recovery. We were grateful to see her vibrant, silly spirit emerge and are thankful for this truly remarkable transformation!
RachealWhen 14-month-old Racheal’s mother tragically passed away, Racheal was left in the care of her uncle, who welcomed her into his home and loved her as one of his own. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources, Racheal began to lose weight and eventually became severely malnourished. In April of 2023, Racheal’s uncle brought her to Love One, and she was immediately admitted to our partner hospital for critical stabilization. She weighed 14 pounds and received treatment for malnutrition, malaria, and edema. Following discharge from the hospital, Racheal came to the Love One Center where she received nutritious feeds, attentive monitoring, and play therapy. Today, she continues treatment at the center and makes amazing progress!
WinnieOrphaned at a young age, Winnie was left to the care of her single aunt who struggled to provide. Consequently, Winnie developed malnutrition with symptoms of lower limb swelling and multiple skin wounds. When Love One received word of two-year-old Winnie and her story, the staff immediately took her to a partner hospital, where she received comprehensive medical care for one month. Once Winnie was transferred to the Love One Center, her wounds began to heal and the swelling resolved, and she continues to make progress daily as she nears a full recovery from malnutrition. We look forward to the day that she returns home to her grateful aunt!
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7,023children were screened
1,255children were provided
147children cared for at
the Love One Center
4,848community members received nutritional training
93people accepted Christ