KAIROS 10 INTERNATIONAL FUND IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITY!
April 25, 2015 marked another No More Malaria Day for the World Health Organization. Malaria is one of the top three killers
of kids worldwide. Progress in fighting this deadly disease has been made. Yet still, a child dies every minute from this preventable and curable disease which can be avoided by using a mosquito net that costs about $20 in the United States.
After participating in medical clinics in Ghana West Africa beginning in 2008, Kairos 10
International was founded as a 501(c)(3) organization in October 2010 by two Oklahoma couples who saw a great need for prevention of malaria among young children.
Kairos 10 purchases Ghanaian beads made from recycled glass, vinyl plastic, bones, and brass from local merchants and pays native women to make jewelry. Following the ‘gift-model’ where an item purchased makes a charity gift donation to another cause, Kairos uses their proceeds from jewelry sales to purchase and distribute insecticide-treated bed nets (ITN) free of charge to a family in an un
What’s there to know about Kairos 10?
• Kairos is a Greek word meaning “the appointed time in the purpose of God.”
• 40,000+ nets have been purchased since the first sale in October 2010 through August 2015. Kairos is celebrating our 5 year anniversary.
• Each net is about the size of a double bed and covers an average of three to four children plus their mother.
• Total net coverage from Kairos’ malaria protection efforts exceeds 175,000 people.
• An organization or individual selling 75 pieces of jewelry, will ‘net’ one average African village.
• Kairos 10 and other ministry volunteers distribute the nets personally to the recipient families.
• The daily average wage in Ghana is about $2.75 US.
• Ghanaian women hired to make Kairos jewelry earn over four times the minimum daily wage.
• If a poor West African family were to purchase a mosquito net, the cost is one week’s wages.
• Over 60 U.S. volunteers help Kairos with sales and packaging.
• All U.S. participants are volunteers; no one is paid for their effort or labor.
• Additional Kairos 10 monies have provided water wells, anti-malarial medications, medical care at two orphanages, medical clinic construction, and funding for a school building.
Visit Kairos10.org to purchase a piece of Kairos jewelry. Nonprofit organizations may participate in a Kairos 10 wholesale/
reseller program that includes an ITN being purchased for each jewelry sale plus the fundraising entity earns money for their organization’s mission.
Please help get the word out about preventing malaria through the sale of BEADS THAT BLESS!
Phyllis Morris Katheryn Pennington
Co-Founder Kairos 10 International Co-Founder Kairos 10 International
Fight the Bite, Net a Village, Save a Life!