We need your help to raise $1,750 to purchase 350 mosquito nets for the rangers of Virunga National Park. For just $5, you can help prevent a ranger from getting malaria, a disease that remains the number one cause of death in eastern Congo despite being largely preventable. Virunga’s rangers and their families face many unavoidable hardships, but malaria should not be at the top of the list because it is a threat we know how to fight.
Two years ago, The Thin Green Line Foundation generously helped fund a mosquito net program for Virunga’s ranger families, and the positive impact was enormous. Unfortunately, a mosquito net wears out over time and with each hole in a net comes a loss of protection. Many of these nets are used in the bush and get damaged quickly. We need to purchase a complete new stock of mosquito nets to replace the old ones. We are hoping to buy about 350 of these at $5 each, and we need these quickly but do not have the money. Our finances have become incredibly tight with fewer and fewer funds to draw from.
If 87 people each donate $20 this week, we can reach our target and have all the mosquito nets bought and delivered to the rangers next week. Please consider being one of those 87 people and help protect the rangers that dedicate their lives to protecting Virunga National Park.
To the top-right of this post, you can choose the amount to donate in the drop-down menu below the barometer, and click the red “Donate” button which will take you to Paypal. You can pay there by various methods, including credit cards.
Rangers use the mosquito nets both out in the field….
…and at the main stations. These nets were donated 2 years ago by The Thin Green Line. The sector wardens have been anxious to buy replacement nets as soon as possible.