Wednesday, January 13, 2016

17 villages

I made my first donation to the Against Malaria Foundation, which distributes mosquito nets in Africa. The founder, Rob Mather, sent me this email:

"I am catching up on recent donations to AMF and wished to thank you for your exceptional generosity and support. It is very much appreciated. 100% of your US$11,698.40 donation will buy 4,670 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and protect some 8,410 people. That's 17 entire villages."

I don't know whether I'm obligated to donate money like this, and I don't care. I just think it's awesome to be the defender of 17 villages against an inhuman blood-drinking child-killing evil.