BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE
MOSQUITO NETS FIGHT MALARIA IN AFRICA
Against Malaria Foundation & Nothing But Nets
Monte W. Holland & Carolyn C. Holland
Two thousand mosquito nets were distributed to families in a community near Kampapa, Uganda, by the Reverend Renee Waun, who visited there in February, 2009. Waun purchased twelve hundred nets using a collection of $6000. Each net can be placed over a bed to keep malaria-carrying mosquitoes from biting during sleeping hours.
Waun, the pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ligonier Valley and of Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church in Murrysville, is in partnership with the Against Malaria Foundation (http://www.againstmalaria.com), a charity initiated in August 2004 in the United Kingdom. It is now registered in that country, the United States, Australia and other countries.
They Foundation uses 100% of its donations to purchase long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for distribution in countries where people, mainly children, are in danger from biting insects when they sleep at night. The nets cost $5.00 each.
Although the Foundation uses each $5.00 donation to purchase the nets, having no overhead for advertising, etc., it has (more…)