We raise money to purchase mosquito nets in Uganda. These nets reduce those affected by malaria and save many lives. Malaria affects between 300 and 600 million people each year. That is more than tuberculosis, AIDS, measles, and leprosy combined. Of that, 3,000 children die of malaria everyday, one child every 30 seconds.
Uganda has the most reported cases of malaria of all countries. 93% of Uganda's population is at risk for malaria. 30% of Ugandan children under 5 die of malaria each year. Where malaria nets are heavily used, cases of malaria were lowerd by 90%.
Our project raises money to buy malaria nets for young children, school age children, and pregnant women in Uganda. They will reduce mosquito bites that cause malaria. One malaria net costs about 10 US dollars. However, most people in Uganda cannot afford this amount of money. Unable to purchase nets, they leave themselves at risk for malaria.
We want to change that. We will organize a diverse group of children and teenagers in our community. The money we rais will be sent through a Ugandan friend then distributed to families through a girls' school he established. This will ensure that no money will be lost due to corruption and the people will be taught how to properly use the nets.