Orphans from the Kakoro Subcounty in Uganda in need of mosquito nets to prevent malaria

Local man tries to save lives in Uganda

Hazen High and Central Washington Univ. graduate Wesley Carter is currently in Uganda with the Peace Corps. The region he is in has been hit hard by AIDS and malaria, and he's looking for help. Malaria is the world's number killer of children and pregnant women, and will kill 1.3 million people this year. The organization AgainstMalaria.org provides insecticide-treated mosquito nets for a low price of $5 per net. Wesley estimates a need of approximately 12,000 nets to provide for the many AIDS orphans, widows, elderly, and families in Kakoro Subcounty. So far his family and friends have raised close to $3,000, for about 575 nets. Donations can be made securely at againstmalaria.org/ugandawes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 250 Characters Left

KOMO News and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.