The mother gave birth to Thanakrit and his twin sister when she was 40 years old. She did not have enough milk to nurse her babies. Only the father could work to support the family, so the parents could not afford to buy powdered milk.
Thanakrit came under our program when he was 6 months old. He was healthy and developed well at his age, but he had a vision problem.
The parents have 4 children, a 24 year old son, a 21 year old daughter who lives with her husband, and their young twins. The father gains an uncertain income from construction. The mother stays home to care for her twin babies. She cannot feed the babies herself, so we provide her with powdered milk support.