Malaria costs Africa more than $12 billion annually, with more than 300 million new cases and 1 million deaths per year. Malaria particularly affects the poor, who typically spend 30% to 40% of their income on health expenses. Prevention is vital. Providing a $6 malaria-preventing bednet to a poor family will save their lives and help lift them out of poverty. This project will protect almost 300,000 Africans against malaria and save lives.
The project will help provide expensive bednets to the poor. Acumen Fund provides the business assistance to the bednet manufacturer--AtoZ Corporation--to create a sustainable enterprise that serves the poor of Africa.
This project will reinforce the importance and potential of market-based approaches to problems of poverty.
Project Leader: Anuj Shah
CEO, A to Z textiles
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.