NETwork uses a community based approach to protect impoverished Africans from malaria. As malaria propagates poverty, our work will allow communities more opportunities to end the cycle of poverty.
Great poverty exists in areas assisted by NETwork leading to child death, HIV infection, and lack of education. When we asked what we could do, people wanted malaria assistance. Malaria causes 60% of miscarriages, kills 2/5 of children before age 5, leads to HIV complications/death, and can cause retardation. Malaria also causes children to miss around 60 school days annually, fall behind/drop out. Parents miss work/lose income; they spend 1/4 of their earnings on malaria treatment/prevention.
US volunteers educate US students about nets and fundraise. African volunteers distribute nets using a culturally specific approach. They give malaria radio talks/school presentations pre/post distribution and educate recipients during distributions.
Our nets give recipients health, opportunity for education/investment bettering their futures. We have seen increased enrollment in schools. Nets also allow families to invest in crops/education and extend the lives of HIV patients decreasing orphans
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,105
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $23,895
Total Funding Goal: $30,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).