Africa is where Ker & Downey began. It is a continent that continues to enrich our lives every day. Our President, David Marek, has made serving the impoverished communities of Uganda and Africa his passion. Shortly after 9/11 and the economic downturn that followed, Marek formed Ker & Downey for Africa. Through annual mission trips, Ker & Downey has provided much needed services in the country. Specifically, we have been able to assist in administering of blood tests, medical and dental treatment, life-threatening surgeries, and the distribution of prescription medications and reading glasses. Additionally, we provide medical clinics to people living in rural communities of Uganda and Kenya. For some, it is the only doctor they will see all year.
At the present time, with no world travel, some of the world’s most vulnerable are at the most risk. Tourism dollars trickle down to those that need it most in the communities we love to travel to.
Malaria continues to be a major threat in Uganda with one million people dying yearly from the disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the victims are children under the age of 5. Through donations, we provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets to fight against malaria. Ker & Downey annually matches donations for every net purchased, helping to stop the devastating spread of disease through mosquito bites. To date, Ker & Downey has handed out over 90,000 mosquito nets. Did you know that just $7 purchases one net which can save the lives of four children and last three years?
2019 Accomplishments of Ker & Downey for Africa
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Likewise, to learn more, watch how Ker & Downey for Africa was started.