FAQs about SCL10
Why did you partner with SafeWorld?
I’m friends with the founder Matt Chambers. He’s taken several people from the Dave Ramsey team to Haiti over the last few months. I know his heart and know he is on the up and up with how his ministry functions.
What happens to the money I donate?
100% of it goes to buying the nets and distributing them. None of this money will be applied to things like staff salaries or administration costs.
Where is the Nakaseke District?
It’s located in Central Uganda. There are 48 villages, 178,000 people, only 1 public hospital and 1 doctor for every 26,000 people (compared to 1+ per 500 people in the United States). 0% of the area is malaria free and local doctors believe children will contract malaria between 6-8 times a year.
How will we know when we’ve hit $10,000?
The graphic on this post will update throughout the day.
What happens if we hit $10,000 before the 24 hour project is over?
We’ll keep raising money and saving lives until the end of the project.
How can you say a net saves a life?
The nets are chemically coated against mosquitoes. Technically speaking, a single net saves more than one life since it provides malaria protection to entire families, not just one person. I feel like sometimes charities are tempted to exaggerate so I rounded down and just said “1 net = 1 life.”
What if I can’t financially support you, how could I help?
I completely understand, this is a difficult time to financially give for a lot of people. The best way to help is to pray for the people of Central Uganda and spread the word about the project today. Please tweet or put on facebook this: “Can a blog save 1,000 lives today? Find out with #SCL10K
When does the SCL10 project end?
Saturday, October 16, 9AM Eastern.
What’s the latest on the Vietnam Kindergartens we built?
Construction is still going on and should be finished in January. It’s a complicated process because Vietnam is still a “closed country” and working there as a Christian organization is difficult.
And if you have any other questions, please drop me a comment. I want this project to be completely transparent.