The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


$11 million for malaria

Juma Sumahil
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.

To give, send checks (payable to “ELCA Malaria Campaign”) to ELCA Malaria Campaign, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, IL 60694-1764; visit www.elca.org/malaria; or call 800-638-3522.


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