A set of mosquito nets
$18 can buy a set of mosquito nets that will protect a family in a malaria-ridden area from being bitten and possibly infected. Half the world’s population is at risk for malaria, an epidemic illness that claims one child every 45 seconds. But preventing it is simple: if families sleep under mosquito nets, instances of malaria are reduced by as much as 90 percent. The netting we deliver to places like Myanmar is lightweight, but heavy-duty when it comes to saving lives.