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Improving children's health in villages in Darfur

 
$2,921
$10,529
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Providing blankets and mosquito nets to 200 poor families in villages in Darfur to reduce the risk of children dying from malaria and acute respiratory infections bought about by deadly mosquitoes and cold desert nights. In Darfur families struggle to provide even the most basic of items due to rising inflation and harsh living conditions. This project helps families to protect their offspring from the hazards of the desert.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Mortality rates are high in the villages, particularly for children. Malaria and acute respiratory infections are major causes. The incidence of malaria has increased and the only effective drugs are beyond the means of the poor so the only solution is prevention. Winters are cold in Darfur and many poor families have been forced to sell their blankets to meet urgent needs. Fires are kept alight at night in the huts but the smoky atmosphere causes respiratory problems for children

How will this project solve this problem?

Two blankets and a mosquito net will be provided to 200 of the poorest families in the villages in Darfur

Potential Long Term Impact

Blankets improve children's health - chest infections are fewer, children's eyes are no longer inflamed by smoke. Wood is saved - and trees are scarce. School attendance increases. Mosquito nets reduce sickness and death of children from malaria

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $2,921
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $10,529
Total Funding Goal: $13,450

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Organization

Kids for Kids

Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom
http://www.kidsforkids.org.uk

Project Leader

Patricia Parker

CEO & Chairman of Trustees
Dorking, Surrey United Kingdom

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