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If you've just watched our video you’re probably wondering what One Bag Uganda is all about?
It all started three months ago when our founder Kisakye Namulondo watched a documentary about a childrens hospital whose young patients were dying from malaria. As she continued to watch the video she had an idea!!
"Why don't we send families one bag that contains basic essentials which can help prevent these deaths?
So One Bag Uganda was born and the work began :-)
This August, team one bag Uganda will be travelling to Uganda to distribute 300 bags to families who are unable to afford the basic essentials that can help them prevent some common diseases such as Malaria and Cholera.
The bag will contain:
A mosquito net offers protection against mosquitos, flies, and other insects, and thus against the diseases they may carry. Examples include malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and various forms of encephalitis, including the West Nile virus. One net can cover a whole family, and save them from these illnesses which could lead them to death.
A blanket would be an essential to help a family survive harsh natural conditions. Since many countries in Africa experience both highland and desert climates, there is a great difference between the high daytime temperatures and the low temperatures at night and in the early morning. Blankets are used as temporary shelter to shield them from the fierce daytime sun and can serve as overcoats to help maintain body warmth during the night.
A bar of soap, the leading cause of death for children in developing countries is hygiene-related illnesses, which take more than 1.6 million lives each year. That’s nearly one-third of all child deaths. Hand washing with soap is the single most effective way to prevent those deaths. Soap has been proven to be more effective than some vaccines and medications. Research has shown that soap can reduce diarrheal disease by nearly one-half and rates of respiratory infection by about one-quarter. Hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved each year if people had soap and understood how to properly wash their hands.
How can you help?
If you are an Individual, Charity or an Organisation and want to help One Bag Uganda to distribute as many bags to Uganda this August, please click on the Pledge button.
The donations will be used to purchase the contents of the bag, the bag itself, and will pay for any shipment or transport that is needed to get the essentials to the villages in Uganda. One Bag Uganda will then personally distribute to as many families as possible, also holding workshops with families explaining the correct use of the items and how important each item is to save their lives. God willing, this will create a lasting change and improve their lives forever.
Thank you for your contributions and support. We really appreciate it!
One Bag Uganda