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How to Spot One of the Biggest Threats to Children

One of the biggest threats to children around the world starts out tiny — microscopic. But then it grows into something debilitating, and even deadly. Here are the symptoms parents and health care workers look for, and how you can help.

Infographic about intestinal parasites

The symptoms of intestinal parasites are painful, debilitating and even deadly for children around the world. But the solution is so simple… Children only need access to it.

The symptoms of intestinal parasites are painful, debilitating and even deadly for children around the world. But the solution is so simple… Children only need access to it.

A single tablet of deworming medication is all it takes. Within a day, the intestinal parasites die and leave the child’s body through their stool. And right away, the child begins to feel better. Their energy returns, and their little body begins to grow strong again.

These tablets cost just 53 cents each.

Nearly every child in Holt’s programs around the world needs deworming medication twice per year. Some children are terribly sick when they first enter our program, and need this medication right away.

It just takes $53 to cure 100 children from intestinal parasites. But thanks to a powerful match from the Sandy River Charitable Foundation, your gift will be doubled! That means you can cure an incredible 200 children from intestinal parasites for just $53!

children in line to receive parasite medication

Treat a Child for Parasites

Nearly all children in developing countries have parasitic worms, or are at risk of getting them. But if left untreated, this condition can be deadly. Your gift of deworming medication will treat children in a Holt-supported orphanage, school or community.

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