What’s more fun than BABIES? In this series, we focus on the newest members of the Reaching Children’s Potential (RCP) Demonstration Program in Tanzania — newborns. In this post, we welcome seven babies born in January 2021. Their moms joined the program to provide them a healthy start at life, and the nutrition and care needed to grow strong and realize their potential. Global Volunteers’ RCP Program helps parents deliver essential services to eliminate child stunting in the Ukwega Ward. It’s a child-focused, parent-driven, family-centered, and community-led comprehensive effort beginning with pregnancy, and continuing through the 18th birthday, with a focus on the first 1,000 days of life.
Seven beautiful babies were born to RCP mothers in January at the Ipalamwa General Clinic. RCP moms are encouraged to give birth at Global Volunteers’ healthcare facility and are invited to stay in the guest house before and after the birth. Please join us in welcoming Rafa, Nasra, Amina, Audrey, Iven, and Queen’s baby boy and Adivela’s baby girl who are yet to be named!
Rafa Kaiwanga was born on January 3 to RCP mom Wema Msungu from Ipalamwa village. Rafa is a baby boy who weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.8 inches, and measured 20.5 inches long. Ezra has an older brother, Jovan, who is four years old. Wema joined the RCP Program at its inception in July 2017.
Nasra Kikoti was born on January 5 to RCP mom Mariam Lwanzali from Mkalanga village. Nasra is a baby girl who weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Nasra is the first born in her family. Mariam joined the RCP Program in June 2020.
Amina Makenya was born on January 8 to RCP mom Jetia Kahemela from Ipalamwa village. Amina is a baby girl who weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 20.1 inches long. Amina is the first born in her family. Jetia joined the RCP Program in October 2020.
Audrey Tarimo was born on January 12 to RCP mom Aneth Lukosi from Lulindi village. Audrey is a baby girl who weighed 6 pounds 14.5 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 19.3 inches long. Audrey has an older brother, Gian, who is two years old. Aneth joined the RCP Program in October 2017.
Iven Nyamoga was born on January 13 to RCP mom Agneta Ngusulu from Mkalanga village. Iven is a baby boy who weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces, had a head circumference of 13 inches, and measured 18.5 inches long. Audrey has a five sisters and one brother: Upendo (sister, age 21), Joyce (sister, age 18), Witness (sister, age 16), Israel (brother, age 12), Sister (sister, age 8), and Shanifa (sister, age 4). Agneta joined the RCP Program in April 2018.
A beautiful baby boy was born on January 20 to RCP mom Queen Mlowe from Ipalamwa village. Queen is still deciding on a name for her son, who weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 19.7 inches long. This is Queen’s second child. Her daughter, Munila, is one year nine months old. Queen joined the RCP Program in July 2019.
A beautiful baby girl was born on January 25 to RCP mom Adivela Foya from Makungu village. Adivela is still deciding on a name for her daughter, who weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces, had a head circumference of 13.4 inches, and measured 18.9 inches long. This is Adivela’s second child. Her son, Francis, is three years old. Adivela joined the RCP Program in June 2020.