Lots of exciting things are happening with Olalo and I haven't been sharing. Why? Because I've had LOTS to learn about navigating through all the computer stuff to know how to get things posted...but now I'm learning - so here goes! We did a test post last night while my computer-guru-son Mike was showing me how to do this...but then deleted it right away...after all it was only a test. If you've signed up to follow this previously non-existent Blog, then apparently you got our "test blurb" in your email. It was factual information...but not really meant for publication. So here's the real story...
One of the students supported by Olalo to attend Secondary School came down with malaria...a rather bad case. Through our Change for Change Medical Fund, we were able to pay for the medication needed to combat it. Unfortunately the meds weren't working and he was getting worse. Olalo donated the money needed to get him hospitalized and after a few days he was well enough to be released.
I hadn't realized how serious malaria could be. It is a mosquito-borne disease and left untreated may lead to severe complications and even death. A few years ago there was estimated to be 219 million cases of malaria worldwide and 660,000 people died. Over 90% of those cases were in Africa.
We are so thankful that through our Change for Change program we had the resources to help this young man.
Thanks to our supporters for making this all possible. Our pocket-change IS making a difference in the lives of the people of Oyugis.