Empowering Communities

Mosquito Nets

Donation Goal For This Project is £5,000
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Just £5 provides 1 net for a family!

 

Zakah
Sadaqah
Lillah
General

Project Benefits:

Drop of Compassion distributed mosquito nets to parents and guardians of children under five who could not afford to purchase them, with the intention of preventing malaria. A total of 225 mosquito nets were distributed at the Somba Health Clinic. This will benefit approximately 1500 people across 15 villages.

 

Mosquitoes may be tiny little critters, but they can be deadly. Especially for the 40% of the world’s population at risk from malaria. But we’ve got the solution covered – your gift means that people can now sleep soundly under their own mosquito net.

Malaria is the silent emergency that kills one child every 30 seconds, about 3000 children everyday

(UNICEF)

 

The Process:

The selection process was carried out in consultation with the local leaders for transparency. The distribution was spread out over a period of three months with the aim of reaching the most deserving in the community.

The recipients were first educated on the importance of the mosquito net as a life saving intervention, and also on how to handle and care for their nets to make them durable and long lasting.

 

What is Malaria?

Malaria is a disease caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Each year, an estimated 219 million people are infected with malaria, causing approximately 600,000 deaths – mostly children under the age of five.

Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it is a leading killer of children. In fact, there are 10 new cases of malaria every second. Every 60 seconds, a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection and 90% of all malaria deaths occur in the region.  When combined with HIV/AIDS, malaria is even more deadly, particularly for pregnant women and children.

 

We guarantee 100% of your donations WILL reach their intended target.

The charity operates on a voluntary basis ensuring our costs are kept to a minimum. The set-up, operating, admin and marketing costs are met by the trustees and supporters.