A low-income family in Mumbai, India, are able to enjoy the night breezes and sleep in peace thanks to the provision of a mosquito net by a kind-hearted Blythswood supporter like you.
Durga’s home is a makeshift tent which offers some protection from the sun and from the rain but none at all from the mosquitos which infest neighbouring wasteland.
Her husband works as a sweeper on the city’s public transport system, earning 200 rupees – a little over £2 – per day. That’s barely enough to feed a family of four and would not allow them to buy the protection they needed against the painful insect bites that spread malaria.
Since being given a mosquito net in October, their lives have improved. The children fall sick less frequently and are fit to go to school every day.
Every morning Durga carefully folds up the mosquito net and tucks it away in a safe place. She understands how important it is to the health of her family.