Happy mosquito net beneficiaries
Dear Project Supporters,
Thanks to YOU, the project received $297.77 from 8 donors since our last report and 25 beneficiaries received new insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets.
In the photos you can see some of the kids holding nets and a special Thank You sign for YOU.
"YOUR donations, made this happen!"
According to The Guardian, This mosquito-borne disease (malaria) still claims more than 500,000 lives every year – 90% of them in sub-Saharan Africa, mostly children under five. Not only does this bring a heavy human cost, but a heavy economic cost too. Children miss out on school, parents cannot go to work. As much as 40 per cent of health spending in Africa goes on fighting malaria. All in all, it’s estimated that malaria costs Africa more than $12 billion every year.
Over fifty people from the Upper Mellon and Beccle Street community arrived to receive bed nets at our last distribution. They expressed that, “The increase in the population in the community and poor sanitary measures is causing a lot of breeding sites for mosquitoes, hence the increase in the number of malaria cases not only in our community but also in other areas.”
We were only able to service twenty-five beneficiaries. Those that received bed nets said, "We are confident with the bed nets we are no longer vulnerable to malaria. We will surely enjoy the rainy season sleep. Thank you GlobalGiving".
Because of YOU, children who are most at risk are now able to sleep safe and sound. But, hundreds of families are still in need of bed nets in the Wellington community. Each family needs 2-3 nets per household. YOUR continued support will help us provide this life-preserving gift to them today!
Save the Date: On July 15, GlobalGiving will be holding a special matching campaign and we would like to invite you to join our team in spreading the word. For more information, please send an email to Amy - email@example.com.
Thanks so much for your support!
Develop Africa team
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