$6 Life-Saving Anti-Malaria Bednets

by Acumen Fund

Summary

Provides bednets for African families to prevent malaria and lift them out of poverty. These nets will keep a family malaria-free 20 times longer than other nets, preventing expensive malaria care.
$8,593
total raised
45
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

This project will reinforce the importance and potential of market-based approaches to problems of poverty.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

World Health Organization (WHO) Malaria Fact Sheet
Roll Back Malaria
UNICEF Malaria Page
Acumen Fund

Organization Information

Acumen Fund

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.acumenfund.org
Acumen Fund
Project Leader:
Anuj Shah
CEO, A to Z textiles
Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of

Funded Project!

Thanks to 45 donors like you, a total of $8,593 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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