All funds raised for this event will be directed to the purchase and distribution of custom-designed bednets for hammocks (mosquiteros) for the indigenous people of Venezuela. The next expedition will be a partnership between the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne FL and the Rotary Clubs of Puerto Ordaz, Cachamay NG, Caroni and San Felix Venezuela.
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Stephen Baker (with Peggy Belanger)
Stephen Baker is the original developer and now Key Biscayne Rotary Club project leader for custom-designed bednets for hammocks (mosquiteros). These bednets are treated with World Health Organization approved insecticide. So far, several thousand bednets have been delivered to indigenous families in malarial regions of Venezuela. Bednets can reduce malaria by over 50% and save lives, particularly among pregnant women and children, who are most vulnerable.
In the October 2012 expedition, 1500 nets were delivered with the partnership of clubs in Key Biscayne, FL and the Puerto Ordaz area, Venezuela. To see our video, click http://youtu.be/2KMCuzpsZHI
Peggy Belanger, his wife, is a supporter of this work.
For more information, contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-315-4734