Gallery: Help Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Combat Malaria in Eastern Ghana

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Dr. Bronner’s, the self-proclaimed “fighting soap company,” has declared war on malaria, a deadly disease that exacts an annual death toll of 1 million people worldwide, most of them young children living in Africa. Its first volley? A crowdfunding campaign to provide mosquito nets for thousands of families in the Asuom region of eastern Ghana, where the fifth-generation soap-making family harvests the palm oil it uses in its organic- and fair-trade-certified soaps. Every $10 donation will allow the company to buy and distribute a bed net— which world health experts say can reduce child mortality in malarial regions by 20 percent—to a family in need. Dr. Bronner’s is looking to raise $25,000, which it’ll match dollar for dollar for a minimum contribution of $50,000.

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