April 25th is World Malaria Day. Malaria is one of the biggest issues that Bringing Hope to the Family’s medical center has to treat on a daily basis. Last year alone with the help of Bringing Hope and our volunteer teams we vistied over 60 homes in our surrounding communities and hung over 200 mosquito nets! Since 2009 we have visted 180 families and hung 665 nets, greatly reducing the risk of malaria contraction. Hanging these nets and instructing these families on the proper use of their nets has truly been life saving for these communities. We thank God for the opportunity to help these families and we are so very grateful for all of you for joining with us in making a tangible difference in our communities.

To learn more about malaria and World Malaria Day please click on the highlighted words above, check out some of the photos below, and join our conversation over on twitter and facebook!

Our team is steadily growing, and we could not be more excited! Allow us to introduce Savannah, our intern for 3 months. Hear from her in her own words below her picture:

I’m Savannah, and I’ve come to intern at Know.Think.Act from the great state of California!  I will be finishing up my B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, where I am involved in the university’s new Center for Global Justice.  I’m excited to be working with Global Support Mission and Know.Think.Act. primarily because it is so rare to find an organization who really has its act together, and whose organizational model reflects the true issues facing impoverished and developing communities with a holistic and sustainable approach that are helpful in both the short and long terms.

The opportunity to work with great people doing great things that are directly related to my field of study was too good to pass up.  So here I am, and I couldn’t be happier. While I am here I hope to make myself useful closing any gaps in operations, while working to actively promote its message of compassion through action– a message everyone needs to hear and take to heart if we are to bring positive change to the world.

We could not be more excited to have Savannah joining our team! Feel free to say hi to her in the comments, and I know you will be seeing the results of her hard work very soon.

It’s planting season again in Kyongera, Uganda! Rainy season is just getting started in Uganda and Bringing Hope to the Family is trying to get their farm into shape in time to reap the benefits of this oncoming wet season. The students of Bringing Hope’s vocational school, Dorcas, are busy helping to get the land prepared along with some hired help as well.

If you are interested in assisting Bringing Hope with their agricultural needs, feel free to check out a couple of ways you can be a part of this project on Know.Think.Act.