Sofiat gave birth to quintuplets in Uganda but quickly lost one due to malnutrition and a lack of proper medical care. The other four infants are now at risk as well. Sofiat and her husband struggle to provide for their ever-growing family, and they cannot afford to pay for proper medical care or adequate shelter.
The expected baby birth happened without any complications at first. But after some time, she delivered five unhealthy babies, malnourished, weighing less than 1.5 KG. She unexpectedly delivered three girls and two boys, out of which one baby boy died upon delivery.
The infant mortality rate in Uganda is already high, and with 11 babies to care for, Sofiat and her husband are struggling to keep their remaining children alive. They urgently need help to pay for proper medical care and nutrition for their infants.
Ms. Babine (Midwife In-charge) said. “For the years I’ve worked in this hospital, I’ve never seen someone giving birth to five children. We have mainly had twins and triplets but never got quintuplets (five babies born simultaneously). The babies were delivered full term, but they were just small and needed care,” she added.
Previously, Sofiat gave birth to twins and the then triplets. She lost her husband and one of the babies. Upon marrying Mr. Bilali Masale, she got pregnant with twins (as shown in reports and scans). On a fateful day, she delivered five babies. It was much unexpected for the whole delivering area as sofiat had standard delivery.
“I first gave birth to twins, then triplets but lost one and their father and have now given birth to quintuplets. Mr. Bilali Masale, her new husband, said the quintuplets bring the number of children he now has to 20. “I already have many children from other wives, and I’m now adding five children.
The hospital is currently ill-equipped to care for the five infants, and Sofiat and her husband cannot afford to pay for proper medical care or adequate shelter. They urgently need help to pay for appropriate medical care and nutrition for their infants.
Sofiat and her husband struggle to provide for their ever-growing family, and they cannot afford to pay for proper medical care or adequate shelter. They urgently need help to pay for appropriate medical care and nutrition for their infants. The family lives in a small hut made of mud and sticks, and they do not have enough food to feed all eleven children.
This is where Ryvanz-Mia Charity, in partnership with the Save Community Care Foundation Uganda, began showing interest and immediately went to the hospital to learn support for Sofiat and her children Watch the current video here.
This story reminds the importance of access to necessities like food, shelter, and healthcare. It also highlights the inequality that exists between different families in Uganda.
While some families struggle to survive, others can live relatively comfortable lives. We must work to close the gap between the have-nots in Uganda and ensure that all families access the resources they need to thrive.
Your donation can help save the lives of Sofiat’s quintuplets by providing them with the medical care and nutrition they need to survive and thrive. Check more update here.
Donations needed for Ms. Sofiat Mutesi include:
• Mattresses of 4inch,
• Mosquito nets, and
• Currently, the children sleep on the floor, so bedding
• Monthly supply of food
• Soaps as well as a basin for bathing and washing
• Healthcare: medical care, supplements
• Clothes and footwear
• Sponsorship and educational materials for the children to start school
• Daily renting of milk for children.
Sofiat is asking for donations to help her start an Income-generating activity such as rearing chickens, goats, and cows for milk.