Holt photographer Micaela Rahimian shares about 1-year-old Diwa and her family, who she met during a recent Holt trip to the Philippines.
Thanks to donors like you, 1-year-old Diwa and her family in the Philippines are now receiving nourishing food. With five young children, Diwa’s parents struggle to provide everything their children need — especially enough food. They live in a single, windowless room in an impoverished barangay — or neighborhood — in Metro Manila, and earn very little income.
When Holt’s local partner learned about this family, they began providing nourishing meals for the children. They also enrolled baby Diwa in the donor-supported supplemental feeding program — a program that aims to supply 300 additional calories per day for a child’s first 120 days, a critical time of physical and cognitive development.
Because of the kindness and generosity of donors, Diwa is now receiving the essential nutrition she needs to grow and thrive. Keep reading to see more photos and learn more about this family you’re helping in the Philippines.
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