Buy a Net; Help PSI Protect Children From Malaria

May 29, 2013

You've made a difference in the lives of families you'll never meet

Genevieve and her family under their PSI bed net
Genevieve and her family under their PSI bed net

Thank you so much for your generous support of PSI. I'd like to share a story with you about one of the families you've helped:

My name is Geneviève Ndagijimana, and I am 34 years old. I live in Burundi, with my husband, our six children. For many years, I suffered from countless cases of malaria, and I lost two children to the illness. That was a horrible period in my life. I used to stay up all night chasing away mosquitoes. But it seemed like whatever I did, my children and I would get sick.

When I was pregnant with my fifth child, I was sure I would lose this baby too. So I went to a nearby health center to see if they could help. That’s where I met Mrs. Therese Kaburungu, the health center manager. She gave me a mosquito net and told me to take it home and use it. The PSI staff who had given the nets to the health center had said that they were offered by USAID for women just like me.

That net changed our lives.

For the first time in years, I slept through the night. When my children and I woke up, none of us had any bites, and since we started using the mosquito net we’ve have been healthy. I have lost family, and I have suffered a lot. But now, my family and I are sleeping safe and sound, and I want others to sleep safely too.

Through your generosity, families like Genevieve's are getting the care they need to live healthy, productive lives. Please accept our gratitude on their behalf.

Warmest regards,

Margaret Cohen


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Jackie Presutti

Washington, DC United States

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