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Provide a mosquito net, save a life from Malaria

 
$12,829
$2,171
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Insecticide-treated nets save lives by protecting people from mosquito bites and the killer disease of malaria. Project also provides preventive anti-malaria tablets to Sierra Leoneans. The nets are useful particularly for protecting vulnerable children who are less resistant to the malaria. Additionally, when people fall sick, there is considerable lost time and loss of productivity for all members of the family. By providing a net, you are helping to support economic development.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Malaria is still a killer disease in Sierra Leone and claims the lives of many thousands yearly. Malaria can be prevented by limiting exposure to mosquitoes. Many homes do not have these nets and Develop Africa is working with local partners to ensure that this simple, inexpensive and life-changing protection is provided to all.

How will this project solve this problem?

The provision and use of insecticide-treated nets significantly reduces the chances of contracting malaria. Beneficiaries will be provided with long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets and anti-malaria preventive medication / tablets. This dual protection will effectively protect from the scourge of malaria. No malaria means no lost time from sickness - at school, work and business. This indirectly affects economic development.

Potential Long Term Impact

This will eliminate lost productivity and save beneficiaries from unnecessary sickness, possible hospitalization and even death. This project has a tremendous short-term and long-term impact.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $12,829
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $2,171
Total Funding Goal: $15,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

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Organization

Develop Africa, Inc.

Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
http://www.developafrica.org

Project Leader

Sylvester Renner

Founder
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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