Dear friends-When in school, I learned about Maslow's hierachy of needs. This hierarchy discusses the needs of humans and places them in levels. Safety and Security needs (the 2nd level) include: Personal security, Financial security, Health and well-being, Safety net against accidents/illness and their adverse impacts. Although Maslow's theory has been widely discussed and criticized, it offers a lesson related to this project. As we together focus on contributing to alleviating the situation in Africa, unless the fundamental needs are addressed, African will not be able to focus on the higher issues such as problem-solving, creativity and nation-building. Studies have confirmed that malaria drains resources and destabilizes families. It directly affects the well-being of families because the illness of one person can result in finances spent on recovery, care, lost time and productivity etc.It's great to know that we are together addressing this need - by helping to provide stability in health. Given that malaria is a common sickness in Sierra Leone, this is much bigger that we would realize. We are literally providing a "Safety net" and helping to secure health and well-being. We are laying a foundation and putting in place protection that is enabling families to focus on other areas. We are covering their back and their lives with these nets. This is simple - but priceless.Thanks again from all the recipients for providing this "Safety net"Want to help be a part of making more change happen? A great opportunity is just a couple days away. Starting at 12:00 am EDT on Wednesday March 14th, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made through www.globalgiving.org (including this project) up to $1,000 per donor at 30%. This means that your donation of $100 will be supersized and become $130! $1000 will become $1300. This is an amazing opportunity to make your donations go even further and help us do even more. We would so very much appreciate your support - that will provide many more nets to beneficiaries like thse pictured in this report. Thanks for your support. Want an email reminder: simply send us an email at info - at - developafrica.org and we will send you a reminder on March 14th. Thank you change maker!
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