|Juma Sumahil displays one of the water jugs he made to help prevent the spread of malaria.|
The ELCA Malaria Campaign has reached the $11 million mark, with a remaining $4 million left to be raised before the five-year campaign ends in January 2016.
Meanwhile, the funds are already being used to prevent and treat malaria.
A recent ELCA grant helped Juma Sumahil launch a malaria-fighting enterprise in his country. Sumahil, a participant in the ELCA-funded Lutheran Malaria Program in Mozambique, used the grant to buy a kick wheel and build a kiln in his backyard. Now he supports his household by making and selling water jugs (with a cover so mosquitoes can’t lay eggs in the water) and ceramic water filters that protect his neighbors from waterborne diseases.
© 2014 Augsburg Fortress, Publishers