BENEFITING: Evidence Action
Hello and thanks for checking out my page! I will be running the Seattle half marathon at the end of November and would like to take the opportunity to raise funds for deworming medication for children.
It sounds pretty unglamorous, right? But it's actually an extremely cost-effective way to help improve the lives of children in developing countries. For only an annual cost of 10¢, a child can be protected against parasitic worms which would otherwise cause all manner of ailments. Super reasonable, right?!
According to Evidence Action (the top-rated charity I'm working with), "a randomized trial in Kenya found that deworming reduced student absenteeism by 25%, increased future wage earnings by 23% and increased adult work hours by 12%. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that students in deworming treatment areas performed better on literacy and numeracy tests as compared with other students 7-8 years after the end of their deworming treatment."
Those are really promising statistics, and having just come back from a year of working with the most adorable kids, this program is right up my alley!
So if you have a few dollars to spare, it would really go a long way in helping out some kids that will definitely benefit from your donation.
Thanks for taking the time to read this far and a huge thanks to those who choose to donate!
For more information check out: www.evidenceaction.org/#deworm-the-world