Archive for June 18th, 2008

Don’t think Linden dollar donations will go very far?  For those who are interested in what relatively small dollar donations can do, here are some quick facts from justlikemychild.com:

·         11.4 million children have been orphaned by AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

·         $50 ($L 13,500) will feed an orphaned infant for three months

·         25% of children in Luwero (Uganda) who are infected with malaria die

·         $10 ($L 2,750) buys one lifesaving insecticide-treated mosquito net for a hospital bed

·         $35 ($L 9,500) will purchase five prescriptions of malaria treatment, saving five lives

·         22.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are infected with HIV

·         $480 ($L 130,000) will purchase antiretrovirals for one HIV-infected mother for a year

How much can we, as a community, do?  I’m excited about what the possibilities are…  Remember, 100% of PeaceFest donations will go to the causes we have identified.

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