BUG OFF MALARIA

Hosted by One Kind Act, Global Ficcs & Lentorre Lodge

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One Kind Act, Global FICCS & Lentorre Lodge announce the launch of their Bug Off Malaria Campaign with immediate effect: 

MALARIA, The Ignored Pandemic

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You can hardly go a minute in today’s world without being bombarded by news about COVID-19. It has affected us all in one way or another, and there is no question that the impact is huge.

However, as is the case with most crises, other important and immediate issues can get ignored. This is definitely the case with Malaria in Kenya right now. After prolonged rains in November, December and January, the rains have hit again across the country. This amount of standing water, especially in rural areas is excellent breeding ground for Mosquitos and the onset of Malaria.

Some facts
  1. 1. 16% of all outpatient consultations in Kenya are Malaria related, and that is only what is reported.
  2. 2. Loss of Income: The effects of Malaria on households include economic pressure from having to treat the patient, because they cannot work. It is especially devastating to children and pregnant women.
  3. 3. Limited Access: The knock-on effect is significant in small communities that do not have access to medicines and the infrastructure to help them recover, let alone prevent the disease.
  4. 4. Prevention: Treated mosquito nets remain the primary first defence against the deadly disease.

How can you support?

One Kind Act have partnered up with two Kenyan-based organisations, Lentorre Lodge (www.lentorre.com) and Global FICCS https://www.facebook.com/globalficcs/) who have, for many years, been working with the Olkiramatian, Shompole and Entasopia communities in Kajiado county on various projects. These communities are located past Magadi Town, bordering with Tanzania. They have little to no infrastructure, medical facilities and resources.

At this point in time, their need is great to combat Malaria and we ask you to join hands with us to ensure that they are not confronted by another silent and deadly killer.

The goal is to distribute 4000 family size, treated mosquito nets and 1000 food packages, starting with those most vulnerable. Lentorre & Global FICCS will work closely with the leaders of the communities to ensure this reaches the right hands and they will be personally involved on the ground.

The cost of each net: Kshs 400 ($4 or £3.25) and each food package: Kshs 1500 ($15 or £12.25)

Please do support! Every donation means a lot to the families so that they can sleep protected and keep a normal semblance of life in these trying times. Small or large, every little bit will help.

Thank you from everyone at Lentorre Lodge, Global FICCS and One Kind Act.


About One Kind Act

One Kind Act Changes Communities and lives of others globally who suffer as a result of Poverty of Health, Nutrition and Education and may have Fallen Through The Net of the larger charities. Learn More here


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