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Day 102: $10.00 = 1 net = Lives Saved Nothing but Nets

Day 2 of my 10 day mission to change the world with just $10 each day.

This donation will save a life. $10 can save a life. How do we put a price tag on a human life especially a child’s, but in this case we can, as one net can save a life.

Give 102: Day 102

“Malaria is a disease caused by the blood parasite Plasmodium, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Malaria, from the Medieval Italian words mala aria or “bad air,” causes 350 million to 500 million illnesses per year and kills more than one million people – mostly children under the age of five.

Malaria is particularly devastating in Africa, where it is a leading killer of children. In fact, there are 10 new cases of malaria every second. Every 30 seconds, a child in Africa dies from a malaria infection.” A direct quote from the Nothing But Nets site.

Living in a wealthy industrial nation the thought of a mosquito killing my child is unbelievable to me. In Vancouver mosquitoes are few and far between. Very few people have screens on their windows to keep the pesky bugs at bay in the warm summer months. To think that a child of my son’s age dies every 30 seconds because of diseases spread through a bug makes my skin crawl. How can I do nothing when I have the ability to save a life today.

Nothing but Nets is a simple yet effective organization. 100% of your $10.00 donation goes to doing what it says it will do – buy one net to save a life. Its mission is simple. End malaria deaths by 2015. I purchased net number 3,537.470.

It’s not enough. More nets are needed every day. It will never stop until we figure out a way to get every single person vaccinated, protected or all the mosquitoes killed and eradicated in Africa.

If you have $10 to GIVE, know you create change right now – today. You can save a life. An amazing gift to a child or mother.

Just $10 puts a price tag on a human life. Can you afford to GIVE today?

Time Commitment: 3 minutes to make the donation on line

Cost: $10 saved a life

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