CHILD #89 (FAMILY TWENTY):

Sidi O/Sidi Mahmoud

Adoptive Mother:  Maghlaha M/Sidi Mahmoud​
Location: El Mina/NKT

Mother has two other children under age 14

Mauritania

MAURITANIA
(82 Children to date) NAC Primary ​Point of Contact:
Ian Morse

Population:
3,281,634 

0-14 years:
40.4%

Population below poverty line:
40% (2004 estimate)

CHILD #87 (FAMILY EIGHTEEN):

Zidby O/Abderrahmane (Bhizid) (1 year, 8 months)

Adoptive Mother: Lalla M/Abderrahmane
Location: El Mina/NKT

Mother has two other children under age 14

Zidby (zeed-bee) smiled today. He hasn’t had a lot to smile about recently.  Six weeks ago, the active 2-year old slipped quietly out of his mother’s gate and went to visit the neighbor. She was cooking and somehow her cooking pot tipped over and all the hot oil and fish poured over Zidby’s little legs, from the knees to the top of his feet. Lalla, his mother, took him to the local health center, where he was given antibiotics and something for pain.  There he sat at home, under the tent, like Job, holding himself in the least painful position for five weeks.

Not Another Child, in partnership with ADRA-Mauritania (Adventist Development and Relief Agency), provides supplemental food for several families with children, like Zidby’s family, in the community. Zidby lost a significant portion of his muscle mass during his illness. His mother can’t serve many foods with protein on her limited food budget. Not Another Child furnishes an important part of Zidby’s healing.

ADRA’s doctor first saw him five weeks after the accident. What she saw shocked her. The previously healthy, mischievous boy was thin and pitiful, unwashed with a black crust on his legs composed of burn cream, dirt stuck in the cream and proteins coming from the burns. He had a painful white film in his mouth because his antibiotic had killed his good bacteria.

It was too big a job to tackle in Zidby’s tent that day, so Lalla agreed to bring him to the ADRA offices the following day. The doctor gave him an injection to put him to sleep.  With running water, a bucket, rags, gloves and medical supplies, the ADRA nurse, doctor and a volunteer went to work cleaning the crust off his legs. That day’s work was finished with cabbage bandages to keep the gauze from sticking. For the next week, the ADRA team, which now included more volunteers, a therapist and a translator, treated Zidby with combinations of prayer, clay, olive oil, cabbage, dressings and stretching exercises. In just a week’s time, he no longer needed to be asleep for his treatments. The ADRA nurse not only gave his mother nutritional advice, but cooked porridge for him and blended mangos.

Thanks to NAC, Zidby is well on his way to recovery, 9 days after his treatment started. He can now fight when he doesn’t want to be treated and his lungs have strength when he tells us just how unhappy he is. Tomorrow, Lalla with change his bandages at home and he will see the doctor the day after to determine if she can continue to change them at home.

Children #62-67 (FAMILY FOURTEEN- 6 Children)

Ali (boy) age 18; Bilal (boy) age 12; Salem aka Sarah (girl) age 10; Selca aka Mariam (girl) age 12; Warda (girl) age 15; Jamila (girl) Age 20

PARENTS:  Mother Toutou/Bilal?

Location:  Teveragh-Zeina/NKT

VOLUNTEERS (TRUSTED INDIVIDUALS ON THE GROUND):  Katrina/Kay

BACKGROUND:

Tribes/Semi-nomadic has family members coming and going and everyone partaking of the food supplied, primarily for the children under age 14.

UPDATES:

2012:

April:  Rice - 30 Kilos UM 5500 (10 Kilos to this Family) Transportation Cost UM 500
May:
 Rice 30 Kilos (UM 5500) (10 Kilos to this Family
September:
  Rice - 30 Kilos (10 Kilos to this Family)

2013:

January:  Rice 30 Kilos to this Family
April:
  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
June:
  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
August:
  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
October:
  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
​December:
  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.

Nouakchott, MAURITANIA

Children #19-22  (FAMILY TWO - 4 Children)

Amee (Female 11 Years), Awaa (Female age 6), Kohyouria (Female age 12), Issa (Male 9 years old) 

BACKGROUND:  Family with three daughters and one son.

UPDATES:

2011:

October: Family received rice, oil, and sugar.
November:
  Family received rice, oil, and sugar.
December: Mailed Toys/Candy/Crayons/Papers/Dried Cranberries for distribution.

2012:

January: Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January:
Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000; Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680; Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340; Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

CHILDREN #95-100 (FAMILY TWENTY-FIVE):

#95 Yacoub, #96 Bah, #97 Nene, #98 Aisha, #99 Mohamed, #100 Marigue 

Mother:  Deiyda Oulda​
Location: Cite Plage/NKT

CHILD #86 (FAMILY SEVENTEEN):

Mouna M/Aboud (2 or 3 months old)

Adoptive Mother: Toutou /Aly
Location:  El Mina/NKT

Mother has two other children under age 14.

CHILDREN #101-103 (FAMILY TWENTY-SIX):

#101 Fatou, #102 Pape, #103 Gone

Mother:  N Deiydomed​
Location: Sebkha/NKT

Our First Mauritanian Family

CHILD #88 (FAMILY NINETEEN):

Sidi O/Adama (2 months old)

Adoptive Mother:  Mama M/Abdullahi​
Location: El Mina/NKT

What is life like in Mauritania? memories from one of our Trusted Contacts

[For the children we serve,] life is extremely difficult... the land is barren and the families as we have recorded all live in tents with the earth as their carpet.  They generally have one or two pots to cook for all those who are dwelling in the same camp.  Their clothing is often very torn and dirty; t-shirts have holes, and they wear either flip-flops or go barefoot.

Their diet consists of an interesting porridge in the morning, which would be equivalent to a barley mixed with hot water; [it is] somewhat "wheaty" in taste and very filling.  Don't forget the tea with fresh sprigs of mint... water is fetched from either a nearby well or perhaps quietly snatched from a neighbor's garden hose.  The tea is brewed three times in an extremely small metal pot, the first batch having some sugar, and then the sugar increases with each brew... finally it is served in small glasses and one sips the tea slowly to enjoy the sweetness and take in the aroma.  Oh, I miss those children and wonder if Mintou with her eight grandchildren is managing... she is such a sweet woman.

How do you pronounce Nouakchoutt, the capital of Mauritania? Check out the
​link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM5c4gHGAiI​

Children #53-55 (FAMILY ELEVEN - 3 Children)

ACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

CHILDREN #93 #94 (FAMILY TWENTY-FOUR):

Houssein and Housseinou (twins)

Adoptive Mother:  Khadijetou Khatra​
Location: El Mina/NKT

FAMILIES NAC ASSISTING APRIL 2012-JULY 2014:

CHILDREN #106-109 (FAMILY TWENTY-SEVEN):

#106 Abdoulhi, #107 Issa, #108 Joumaha,  #109 Chueb

Mother:  Salegue
Location: Cite Plage/NKT

Volunteer (Trusted Individual On The Ground):
Dr. Kay, Gaye, Vatimatou

NAC Points of Contact:
Vice-President Ian Morse/Secretary Mariah Voutilainen

{Description of El Mina Project--specifically Families Fifteen through Twenty-Four:
Female president of a group of cooperatives has a project, which includes collecting unwanted/uncared for/orphans from the street and placing them in homes of the cooperative members. (Cooperatives are mostly income generating.) Most homes are impoverished and an extra mouth is an extra mouth.}

CHILDREN #110-114 (FAMILY TWENTY-EIGHT):

#110 Sedi, #111 Norgue, #112 Assatou, #113 Hdi, #114 Cheikh

Mother: Degali Seck
Location: Sebkha/NKT

Children #46-49 (FAMILY NINE - 4 Children)

Zahra (7 years); Khalifa (l year); Sheikh Omar (8 years); Hameda (13 years). 

PARENTS:  Mother: Salka; Aunt: Zeido; Aunt: Darjha

BACKGROUND:

Salka, Zeido and Darjha are Toutou's sisters (see children are #44-45 above)

UPDATES:

2012:

January:  Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families:

Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000
Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680
Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

​VOLUNTEER (TRUSTED INDIVIDUAL ON THE GROUND):
Katrina

Children #10-17 (FAMILY ONE- 8 Children)

Yousef (male 10 years), Somah Khadjeloo (mentally/physically challenged female 10 years), Yahayia (male 8 years), Geesaa (male 7 years), Salka (female 5 years) Sayedee (male 4 years) (Hassan (male 4 years), Hamza (male 2 years)

BACKGROUND:

Eight children ranging in ages from 10 years to 2 years in the same family.  Grandmother Mintinash (about 50 years) caretaker of eight grandchildren.

UPDATES:

2011:

June:  30 Kilos of rice delivered to Mintu by taxi (Driver Cherno is from Gambia, speaks English, and helped load up the rice into his old beaten up Mercedes).  Ten minute drive to an area where the "quarters" are located and is definitely underdeveloped and in bad need of help.  Electricity has been recently provided but there is no water. The water is delivered by large tank/trucks and the people must buy their water. These families are definitely living at poverty level. They had one- to two-room dwellings with many people living under the roof and sometimes the dwellings are merely tents. In Mintu's case, she has a wooden shack-style home--two-rooms with dirt floors.  She has two grown daughters who live next door to her with their children and she also has a grown son who may have children as well.  Mintu speaks some limited Arabic but her real language is Hassaneeya--a mix between Arabic and a tribal dialect. She takes care of her eight grandchildren with help from her two daughters.  The children ranging in ages from 10-2 years are six boys and two girls. One of the girls, who is about 6 years old, is physically challeged and has a crippled arm and it is evident upon laying eyes upon her that she is mentally challenged as well.  Trusted Agent(s) will return in three weeks to deliver another sack of rice, five litres of oil and five kilos of sugar. Cost of rice is 5,500 Ouguiyas (about $20), oil will cost about 2,400 Ouguiyas and sugar will cost about 1,500 Ouguiyas. Cost of taxi will be about 600-800 Ouguiyas. Total approximately 10,200 Ouguiyas or about $35.

July:  Sent Trusted Agent $175.00 (to cover costs of above staples August-December).
October:
  Grandmother and seven grandchildren (Grandson Yahayia, age 8, was with his parents) received rice, oil, and sugar.
November:
  Family received rice, oil, and sugar.  Grandmother extremely grateful.
​December:
  Mailed Toys/Candy/Crayons/Papers/Dried Cranberries for distribution.

2012:

January:  Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January:   
Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000; Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680; Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340
​Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

Children from our first families, five years later.

Children #32-34 (FAMILY FOUR - 3 Children)

Toutoi (9 years); Mohamed (6 years); Mariam (5 Years).

BACKGROUND:

Family with three children. Mother's name: Zeinabou; Father's Name: Unknown. Family lives in tent/shack on a dirt plot of land.

UPDATES:

2011

November: Family received rice, sugar, oil. 
December: Mailed Toys/Candy/Crayons/Papers/Dried Cranberries for distribution.

2012:

January:  Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January:
Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000; Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680; Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340;Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000.  Also mailed Toys/Candy/Crayons/Papers/Dried Cranberries for distribution. January, 2012: 

CHILD #85 (FAMILY SIXTEEN):

Sheinaby M/Cheik (Chenebiya) (1 year, few months, exact age unknown)

Adoptive Mother:  Maimouona M/Abidine
Location:  El Mina/NKT

She has no known family, was found in the street as a newborn.

Mother has two other children under age 14.  

Children #50-52 (FAMILY TEN - 3 Children)

BACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

Child #43 (FAMILY SEVEN - 1 Child)

Yakouta (6 years) 

PARENTS:  Mother:  Tamennia

BACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

2012:

January:  Yakouta was really special and very friendly, talking alot and holding my hand when we walked together.

Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January 2012:

Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000
Oil
- 10 Liters UM 4,680
Sugar
- 10 kilos UM 2,340
Macaroni
(18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

Children #35-38 (FAMILY FIVE - 4 Children)

Mohammed (8 years); Rabia (7 years); Enna (8 years); Bismullah (5 years)

PARENTS:  Mother:  Khadejetu

BACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

Son Mohammed is mentally challenged.
Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January:
Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000; Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680; Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340; Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

Children #44-45 (FAMILY EIGHT - 2 Children)

Hawa (7 years); Salka (one year); 

PARENTS:  Mother:  Toutou

BACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

2012:

January:   Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families:

Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000
Oil
- 10 Liters UM 4,680
Sugar
- 10 kilos UM 2,340
​Macaroni
(18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

Child #43 (FAMILY SEVEN - 1 Child)

Yakouta (6 years) 

PARENTS:  Mother:  Tamennia

BACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

2012:

January:  Yakouta was really special and very friendly, talking alot and holding my hand when we walked together.

Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January 2012:

Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000
Oil
- 10 Liters UM 4,680
Sugar
- 10 kilos UM 2,340
Macaroni
(18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

FAMILIES NAC ASSISTED DURING 2011-2012

See Video about poverty in MAURITANIA

CHILD # 84 (FAMILY FIFTEEN):

Aly O/Cheikh

Adoptive Mother:  Vellriha M/Sidina
Location:  El Mina/NKT

CHILD #91 (FAMILY TWENTY-TWO):

Hasein Md Mahmoud

Adoptive Mother:  Nounou M/Md Mahmoud​
Location: El Mina/NKT

Children #56-57 (FAMILY TWELVE - 2 Children)

Sultana (girl) age 8; Naha (girl) age 18.

PARENTS:  Bilal?

LOCATION:  Tevragh-Zeina/NKT

VOLUNTEERS (TRUSTED INDIVIDUALS ON THE GROUND):  Katrina/Kay

BACKGROUND:

Tribes/Semi-nomadic has family members coming and going and everyone partaking of the food supplied, primarily for the children under age 14.

UPDATES:

2012:

April:  Rice - 30 Kilos UM 5500 (10 Kilos to this Family) Transportation UM 500
May:  Rice - 30 Kilos (UM 5500) (10 Kilos to this Family.
September:  Rice - 30 Kilos (10 Kilos to this Family)

2013:

January:  Rice 30 Kilos to this Family. 
April:  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
June:  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
August:  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
October:  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.
December:  Rice 35 Kilos to this Family.

Children #25-31 (FAMILY THREE - 7 Children)

Ashitu (14 months), Najat (6 years), Yassine (5 years), Khajetu (9 years), Hassan (13 years), Dada (11 years), Mousa (15 years).

BACKGROUND:

Family with seven children.  Mother's name: Khajhuti; Father's Name: Unknown.  Family lives in tent/shack on a dirt plot of land.

UPDATES:

2011:

November: Family received rice, sugar, oil.
December: Mailed Toys/Candy/Crayons/Papers/Dried Cranberries for distribution.

2012:

January: Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families in month of January:
Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000; Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680; Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340; Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

CHILDREN RECEIVING SUPPORT MARCH 2014-MARCH 2016

CHILD #90 (FAMILY TWENTY-ONE):

Mahmoud Beirough

Adoptive Mother:  Zeye Beirough
Location: El Mina/NKT

Children #39-42 (FAMILY SIX - 4 Children)

Zeinab (9 years); Mohammed (2 years); Ibrahim (6 years); Radeeda (10 years)

PARENTS:  Mother:  Mariam

BACKGROUND:

UPDATES:

2012:

January:  Expenses to feed all Mauritanian Families:
Rice - 50 Kilos UM 12,000; Oil - 10 Liters UM 4,680; Sugar - 10 kilos UM 2,340; Macaroni (18 pkg) 500 gm each UM 3,000

Children #58-59 (FAMILY THIRTEEN- 2 Children)

Dey (girl) age 14; Nafeesa (girl) age 6.

PARENTS:  Mother Fatima/Bilal?

Location:  Tevragh-Zeina/NKT

VOLUNTEERS ( TRUSTED INDIVIDUALS ON THE GROUND):  Katrina/Kay

BACKGROUND:

Tribes/Semi-nomadic has family members coming and going and everyone partaking of the food supplied, primarily for the children under age 14.

UPDATES:

2012:

April:  Rice 30 Kilos UM 5500 (10 Kilos to this Family) Transportation UM 500
May:  Rice 30 Kilos (U5500) (10 Kilos to this Family)
September:  Rice - 30 Kilos (10 Kilos to this Family)

2013:

January:  Rice - 30 Kilos to this Family
April:  Rice - 35 Kilos to this Family.
June:  Rice - 35 Kilos to this Family. 
August:  Rice - 35 Kilos to this Family.
October:  Rice - 35 Kilos to this Family.
December:  Rice - 35 Kilos to this Family.

Child #92 (FAMILY TWENTY-THREE):

Mohamed O/Sidi

Adoptive Mother:  Couroba Inigiene​
Location: El Mina/NKT

Not Another Child

Not Another Child (NAC) has been granted tax exempt status and all donations are exempt from Federal Income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All Contributions to NAC are deductible under section 170 of the Code. NAC also is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. NAC is further classified as a public charity under the Code section(s) 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)