Mosquito Nets for 3,760 Village Families - Mali

May 24, 2010

The rainy season is fast approaching!

Health workers learn how to properly use a net
Health workers learn how to properly use a net

This time of year marks reason for much excitement for villagers in Mali. It's planting time! As they look toward the future and hope for a good harvest, they also look forward to ways that they can protect their children from the ensuing onslaught of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes carry deadly diseases like malaria and yellow fever. Now is the time for action to stop these pests in their tracks.

Buying a mosquito net for a family is a simple way that you can help villagers focus on the progress that the rainy season can provide. The sooner they receive their nets, the sooner they can rest at ease, knowing they are protected.

Our in-country health coordinator tells us that the demand is always higher than we can provide for. Please help us give the gift of good health to Malian villagers this rainy season!

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Dec 11, 2008

Mosquito Net successes

Tenignini, the Alliance
Tenignini, the Alliance's local Health Coordinator, distributes

We visited the villages of Famana, Neneko and Missadiobougou in October, 2008. Our mosquito net initiative has been very strong in Famana and Neneko, but is just starting in Missadiobougou. Malaria cases are down significantly in Famana and Neneko, but still very high in Missadiobougou.

When we asked the health agent in Famana about malaria, he said that the villagers thought that the mosquitos had all disappeared. They weren't getting bit anymore and malaria was almost eradicated. The villagers understand how important their mosquito nets are.

We want to thank our donors for your generous support. It's amazing that the amount of roughly $8-9 USD can change a family's life forever.

Please leave a comment if you have any questions or thoughts.

Aug 13, 2008

Mosquito nets distributed to 1286 families!

On April 27, 5 of our village health committees organized a malaria awareness day. Villagers saw the importance of mosquito nets and as a result we were able to distribute 1286 nets. This will affect the health and peace-of-mind of 5144 villagers. The demand has only increased as villagers have recognized how important a mosquito net is. But we are still 2474 nets short of our goal.

Jan 4, 2008

Mosquito season approaching...

Mosquito netting distribution in the village of Soumaya.
Mosquito netting distribution in the village of Soumaya.

The rainy season begins in March, so we are quickly approaching mosquito season. Our goal is to distribute one mosquito net per family in 24 villages this year (before the rains begin)! We have almost raised half of the funding we need to do so.

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Project Leader

Josh Molina

Development Director
Salt Lake City, Utah United States

Where is this project located?

Mali   Health
Map of Mosquito Nets for 3,760 Village Families - Mali