In September, Ouelessebougou Alliance delivered 1,000 nets to 16 different villages in the Ouelessebougou region of Mali. This was our budgeted goal for the year but by no means meets the needs of our village friends. About 66 nets were distributed per village, meaning there were many families left without a new, insecticide treated net.
According to Anounou, our Field Director in Mali, the best time to purchase quality mosquito nets at a more affordable price is coming up in February. We'd love to purchase and distribute another 500 nets during this program year.
We appreciate your support and ask you to simply share our project with your friends and family. Mosquito nets are the best tool we currently have to fight malaria so the more nets we have, the more lives we save!
Anounou, our Field Director in Mali, reports that 1,000 mosquito nets were distributed to villagers in the last few weeks.
THANK YOU for helping make that possible!
Every sixty seconds a child in Africa dies from the disease. Every year 600,000 people, most of them under the age of 5, die.
High quality nets treated with insecticide are the best and most cost efficient means to protect against malaria.
There are never enough nets for everyone who needs one so our goal this year is to reach even more families. To do that, we continue to need your help and support.
$10 can buy a net and save a life.
It is summer so many of us are familiar with the buzz of mosquitos and the annoying bites that make us itchy and uncomfortable.
In Mali, however, mosquito bites are more than annoying. They are deadly.
Treated mosquito nets are the most cost-efficient and effective tool we have to elminate malaria. We subsidize over 75% of the cost so that villagers can easily afford to protect themselves and their families. During the 13-14 operating year, we plan to expand our mosquito net project to meet the demand of villagers.
We thank you for your support of this project so that we can meet our objective to have every village family covered (literally and figuratively) against Malaria.
Thanks for being part of the solution!
As malaria continues to be a rampant disease throughout Mali and other African countries, the Alliance continues to provide mosquito nets for 24 villages. Through our distribution of nets and training on their proper use and care, villages have seen a decrease in the number of malaria cases.
This year we have distributed 680 mosquito nets to date. We continue to teach that the simple act of sleeping under a mosquito net each night can mean the difference between life and death--especially for children ages five and under.
Thank you for your support of this important and life-saving program!
Sincerely,Jen BecksteadExecutive Director
Dear project sponsor,
The great news for the area of Ouelessebougou is that the rains have come and it looks like a drought will be less than likely this year! The bad news--here come the mosquitos. This year we plan to distribute more than 900 mosquito nets for families throughout rural Ouelessebougou, Mali. The simple act of sleeping under a mosquito net each night can mean the difference between life and death--especially for children ages five and under. Because malaria is Africa's # 1 life threatening disease, we hope to triple our impact of mosquito net distribution in the near future.
Thank you for your support!Sincerely,
Staff and Villagers
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