Maria Emilia

Malnutrition is a world wide problem with over 5 million children under the age of 5 dying every year. What is surprising is that they are not dying of starvation – they are being fed – but dying from a lack of nutrients in the food they are receiving. Causes for change has partnered with  a social entrepreneur company to help supply 2000 children in Ecuador with those critical missing nutrients.

But before we get to how we are working to help all those children, let me tell you about a special child named Maria Emilia who is facing a much bigger health challenge then just malnutrition. She was born with several congenital abnormalities including cerebral palsy.

While there is no known cure for cerebral palsy, there are a few things that modern science does know. The ongoing rapid growth of the developing brain in infants is rapidly producing, on a daily basis, millions of neurons and even more millions per second of the connections that wire the brain neurons together, allowing the brain to function normally as the child is rapidly learning about the world around him or her. There are certain key nutrients that are essential for the brain to build and function properly.

In Maria’s case we are working with Mannarelief through their Blessing program to supply the much needed glyconutrient supplements to help give her a better quality of life.  They will also support her immune system and healing from the surgery and or future surgeries.  Through the Blessing program CCI will be able to purchase the supplements at a very low price and take them with us on our next trip to Ecuador.  We leave on June 16th so please make your donations right away.

The cost for Maria to be on the best source and amount of the glyconutrients to help pull her through this most critical time of her life is $88 per month for the next 12 months.  We would like to bring a full 1 year supply if possible on this trip.  20 people donating just $50 each could do it. Click donate, Click Give Blessing and follow the prompts to donate.

Be sure to enter Causes for Change International into the comment box. You could also enter our Blessing ID: B 13-0001210 This is very important so that we get the direct benefit of your donation.

Once we meet this immediate need we will put the rest to getting the PhytoBlend powder for the at risk children. Through CCI’s medical mission outreach we plan to reach 1000+.

Another way you can help support CCI financially would be to help yourself or family by switching your supplements and ordering them through CCI’s website.  You get these same quality supplements that the children are getting and at no extra cost to you, CCI is supported financially and a malnourished at risk child gets the supplements. Visit  to learn more about this program.