BeautifulNow January 24, 2013
It’s the simple things that are really the most beautiful- a cold glass of milk with a warm cookie or a quiet Sunday afternoon with nothing to do. For many, nothing will ever be as simple or as beautiful as the gauzy blue net draped over their sleeping children.
Forty percent of the world’s population lives in malaria endemic countries. The devastating illness infects 200 million people every year and results in 600,000 deaths- mostly children under the age of five. There are 10 new cases of malaria every second and every minute, a child in Africa dies of malaria infection. Nothing but Nets is working to change that.
A campaign of the United Nations Foundation, Nothing but Nets fights malaria by sending blue bed nets to families who can’t afford or don’t have access to the simple, potentially life-saving devices. That’s it. Simple, beautiful, and life saving.
A bed net costs just $10 to purchase, deliver, and educate its recipient on proper use. To fight malaria and donate nets, visit Nothing but Nets’ website.