Amisa Shares Her Life Under the Net in New Virtual Reality Film

By Chrysula Winegar

December 13, 2016

Amisa is an 11-year-old girl. She is also a refugee, living in the Nyarugusu Refugee Camp in Tanzania with her mother and six siblings. What brought her there and how her family are fighting against diseases like malaria, is the subject of a new virtual reality film created by one of our incredible partners, Nothing But Nets.


The battle against malaria is intensifying around the world. Governments, the private sector, health workers and nonprofits have made significant progress, but 400,000 people still died from the disease in 2015, according to the World Health Organization. We have many tools to help protect those most vulnerable. Insecticide protected mosquito nets are one of the most cost solutions available to protect Amisa and her family.


In this preview of Nothing But Nets’ film Under the Net, you’ll meet Amisa and her family. It is a daily battle to survive, and then at night, mosquitoes that carry malaria abound. As her family makes progress, the life-saving protection of bed nets ensures they stay healthy.


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It only costs $10 to send a net and educate a family on its proper use. No child should die from a mosquito bite. Learn more about her story, and make a gift today to help ensure refugees like Amisa can sleep safely at night.

All images courtesy of Nothing But Nets

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