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Project Mosquito Nets

by Power of Love Foundation
Nov 15, 2011

An Update on Project Mosquito Nets - Nets Distribution in Zambia in October 2011

Distribution in Kapiri in Oct 2011
Distribution in Kapiri in Oct 2011

An Update on Project Mosquito Nets - Nets Distribution in Zambia in October 2011


Power of Love Foundation’s (POL) Project Mosquito Nets program provides long lasting insecticide treated bed nets to women and children vulnerable to Malaria in Zambia. We would like to sincerely thank donors who continue to support this program. It is with your support that we were able to provide 1000 insecticide treated nets to women and children vulnerable to Malaria in and around Lusaka, Zambia in October 2011.

Distribution of Nets in Zambia

Recipients were identified through community outreach, including door-to-door home visits and were chosen based on need. For example, households with children under the age of 15 years living with unemployed grandparents, children of parents who were unemployed or too poor to purchase nets, and children of HIV positive parents. Each beneficiary household was given one net with the understanding that the net will be used by 1-3 family members.

Location of the Distribution of Nets

1. Site: Kapiri-Mposhi, Zambia. Nets Distributed: 700

The majority of the nets were distributed to residents of the Ndeke compound in Kapiri-Mposhi, Zambia. Kapiri-Mposhi is a town of 75,000 residents located approximately 220 km away from Lusaka. The Power of Love Foundation partnered with “Shalom Project” (a local non-profit organization) to identify beneficiaries and complete distribution activities. The need for nets is huge in the Ndeke compound of Kapiri-Mposhi as most of its residents are unemployed and too poor to afford bed nets. In the rainy season in particular, this area becomes waterlogged and swampy creating an ideal breeding ground for mosquitos. In addition, Kapiri has high rates of HIV infection as it is the transport link for Tanzania.

In 2010, Power of Love had distributed 1200 insecticide treated nets to the residents of Ndeke compound and one net was being used by 2-3 people on average. We are seeing a reduction in malaria cases as a result of the provision of nets in 2010 and in 2011. The Table below gives the number of malaria cases for the period, May to September for 2010 and 2011. This data was collected from the local clinic and shows a drop of 26% in the number of malaria cases in 2011.

Table 1 – Number of Malaria Cases in Ndeke, Kapiri-Mposhi for the months of May to September for 2010 and 2011.

                         Malaria Cases in 2010                        Malaria Cases in 2011

            May             246                                            May                 290

            June            477                                            June                 247

            July             450                                            July                  349

            August           95                                           August               85

            September    172                                            September         88                                          Total       1440                                            Total             1059

2. Distribution Site: Chiyuyu, Zambia. Nets Received: 200

Chiyuyu is approximately 45 km away from Lusaka. The area includes a swamp land and the river, both of which contribute to the high rates of malaria in the region. With over 5,000 people spread across 7 villages, the single local clinic is overworked with malaria cases. The clinic had requested nets from the Power of Love in order to reduce the number of malaria cases.

3. Distribution Site: Lupwa Lowabumi, Zambia. Nets Received: 50

Lupwa Lowabumi is a rural town approximately 50 km from Lusaka. The Zambian Association of Child and Youth Care workers partnered with the Lupwa Lowabumi community to form a Safe Park (community youth program) and nets were provided to participating youth.

4. Distribution Site: Lusaka, Zambia. Nets Received: 50 

Power of Love operates a pediatric AIDS care clinic in the Matero Compound in Lusaka and children enrolled in this program were provided with nets.

Impact of the Distribution

Provision of bed nets and education on malaria prevention and proper use and maintenance of nets will go a long way in eradicating malaria from the community. We expect to see a marked reduction in the incidence of malaria due to: (i) lower infection rates will lead to higher school attendance, and (ii) health of people living with HIV/AIDS will improve as their immune system is not further compromised due to malaria.

Distribution in Kapiri in Oct 2011, number 2
Distribution in Kapiri in Oct 2011, number 2



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Power of Love Foundation

Location: San Diego, CA - USA
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Project Leader:
Alka Subramanian
San Diego, CA United States
$28,860 raised of $35,000 goal
490 donations
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