There's also another project you may be interested in. We were contacted by Ashley Haden, a past G1S1Africa mama, in the middle of her 2nd adoption from Africa. This is what she wrote:
"There are 31 babies that need mosquito protection nets in this orphanage! My lofty goal is that perhaps we can provide each child with a net for their crib/sleeping space. This will reduce their chance of being bitten by a disease carrying mosquito at night by up to 90%! The nets I am purchasing are World Health Organization endorsed and insecticide treated (necessary for full protection) and cost $13/net. I will order them personally, receive them at my house and ensure they are delivered to the orphanage. If we end up with more net donations then we need I will use any excess to order wind-up (no batteries required) flashlights (Cost is $10 for 2 flashlights on amazon.com). There are very frequent power outages and the "mamas" that care for the children are finding it very difficult to feed bottles and care for sick babies in the middle of the night with no power. Thanks for helping these babies!"
Okay, I know you're already on board and ready to donate. Get on your paypal and send a gift (remember, by choosing "sending $ to fam/friends" you can avoid the fees) Send your gift to:
Let's go ahead and buy all 31 babies a net. It can truly save their lives.
Thanks so much!