Making Bed Kits for the Children
Nights in Kabondo can be cold and mosquitos prey on the children at night. Eric, the Local Representative has noticed that many of the children do not have blankets or are using very worn ones, contributing to poor health. Most do not sleep under mosquito nets either. A warm blanket and mosquito net contribute to a good night's rest and better health.
We have tried finding donors of mosquito nets, without much success. We have also found one organization that may consider Kabondo for inclusion in their bed kit project, but not for at least another year.
Putting together a bed kit that includes a blanket, and mosquito net is something that can be done locally. The children, guardians and/or other community members may be able to make their own using locally acquired materials. We would like some assistance on what is needed including patterns, supplies, treating the nets, best fabrics to use, etc.
Please provide input and suggestions!