Nets for Rwanda


WE REACHED OUR GOAL! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

Thanks to your generosity and support, we were able to purchase more than 250 mosquito nets for farmers and their families in Ruli, Rwanda. Our team will be distributing those nets this week, so stay tuned to our blog for updates!

 

WHY NETS?

 

Malaria is a deadly disease that can be transmitted from person to person by infected mosquitos. It is estimated that nearly 214 million clinical cases of malaria occurred last year, and of those, nearly 438,000 people died, the majority of whom were children in Africa. Malaria has become a great strain on poorer nations' economies, resulting in a vicious cycle of disease and poverty.

 

The entire population of Rwanda is at risk for malaria.

 

One of the most cost-effective ways of preventing the spread of malaria is through the use of insecticide-treated nets. These nets are designed to both block mosquitos physically, and kill and repel mosquitos with safe, residual insecticide.


 

Sources:
https://www.pmi.gov/docs/default-source/default-document-library/country-profiles/rwanda_profile.pdf?sfvrsn=18

http://en.igihe.com/health/rwanda-the-number-of-malaria-cases-increased-by.html

http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/faqs.html