18 Dec. 2019
Deina Alvarez, 6, who is underweight for her age according to her mother Diana Rodriguez, and is undergoing treatment for malnutrition at the non-profit organization Mapani, draws a picture at her house in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, November 27, 2019. Rodriguez says the family provides Deina and her brother Anderson simple meals like rice and beans each day. But that often requires that she and her husband sacrifice their epilepsy medication, meaning they can't leave their homes out of fear of suffering a seizure on the street. "Either we pay for medicine or we pay for food," said Rodriguez. Mapani provides consultations with nutritionists and doctors and emergency services for critically malnourished children, and tracks children's progress to keep them from slipping back. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "VENEZUELA MALNUTRITION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.