27 February 2010

Update on net distribution!

Just before Christmas we distributed over 100 nets to children in the Kumali District of Uganda to support the work of HORD (Helping Orphans & Rural Development) a charity that organises foster care to orphans in desperate need of kind people to take them in and care for them as their own children.

I heard of the work of HORD through a very good friend of mine, Erin who had done some voluntary work with them last year and we were happy to support their work by providing all the children with nets.

I have just this morning received this lovely email from Simon the Founder of HORD, in it he explains:
'Thanks for the nets you donated to us and honestly the malaria tablets which I had bought before the nets are now expired there is no more malaria in the home where we gave the nets to and according to the report from the near by government health unit, our area have got a good improvement from 72% to 23% so you see now the impact'
This is exactly why we distribute nets!  It is amazing to think that just a £2.50 net can make such a massive difference to childrens lives!  Thank you to everyone who bought nets, your support is not only amazing, but it saves lives xx


Simon and I with the children cared for by HORD

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