Tuesday, January 10, 2012

29 gifts: day nine

 Today's gift is a donation to Nothing But Nets, an organization that provides nets to help prevent malaria.  For as little as $10, a person in Africa can receive a bed net and education to protect against malaria.

Here are some facts from the Nothing But Nets website:
  • Malaria is the leading cause of death among children in Africa.
  • Every 45 seconds, a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection.
  • More then 200 million people each year are infected, and nearly 1 million of those die.
  • Nothing But Nets uses 100 percent of every $10 contribution to cover the cost of purchasing a long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed net, distributing it, and educating communities on its use.

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