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Help Protect Cambodian Children From Malaria and Dengue Fever

Without a doubt, one of the most disliked insects on the planet has to be the dreaded mosquito. Did you know it is also the most deadly creature on earth?

The World Health Organization states that mosquito bites result in the death of over one million people each year. In Cambodia, two of the diseases seen most frequently in the villages where we work are malaria and dengue fever, and both can be extremely dangerous to children. Dengue fever cases have spiked by more than 130 percent at the beginning of 2018 as Cambodia enters into what is believed will be an epidemic year.

We want to do everything possible to make sure the children in our programs stay safe, so this week we’re raising funds for every child to be safely covered at night by a mosquito net. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh, who have kindly offered to arrange the purchase of 500 nets for us at just $2 each. They will be transported by truck from Cambodia’s capital city to the western border region where we’re working. Our team on the ground will then distribute the nets to all the children in Sokhem, Rangsei, and Ary villages.

Over 95% of the homes in this area are “open air,” so by purchasing a mosquito net for a child, you can help prevent disease and save lives.

A $10 gift today will help protect five children from malaria and dengue fever. Can you help us meet our goal? Every donor will get a report and photos on the distribution, which will take place before the rainy season begins.

Thank you so much for your support for these wonderful children as we work together to give them the healthiest lives possible.

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