Intestinal worms are one of the most common causes of poor health among children living in poverty.
A child can contract intestinal parasites due to poor hygiene, dirty water, or even a lack of latrines in their village.
A child just like Jennika, who was so eager to receive the little white pill she knew would cure the pain in her stomach.
“I love to study and go to school, but when my tummy hurts I have to stay home,” Jennika explained.
Long-term, intestinal worms can even hinder normal growth and development for many children.
A simple pill--the 44-Cent Cure—kills the parasites in a child’s body. It’s one of the best ways to reduce poverty in a community. Children can absorb nutrients, attend school, and parents can work.
Here’s what your gift of the 44-Cent Cure will do:
- Provide deworming medicine in the form of chewable tablets to children suffering from worms
- Provide vitamin A, which is depleted when someone has parasites
- Help prevent reinfection with follow-up doses, access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene training
Now Jennika is much healthier and able to go to school, but there are many children just like her around the world that continue to suffer every day from stomach worms.
Your gift will cure 100 children like Jennika from painful parasites.