Few companies worldwide have made a greater impact on the fight against malaria than the Al Ansari Exchange. The UAE-based foreign exchange and money transfer company has donated more than $1.4 million to a variety of Nothing But Nets initiatives.
This fall, Al Ansari Exchange pledged $50,000 to help Nothing But Nets fight the escalating malaria crisis in Nigeria’s Borno state, where more than half of recorded deaths are due to malaria. The company’s contribution will provide thousands of life-saving bed nets to families in Borno. Since the contribution comes as a matching challenge, all gifts to Nothing But Nets from Dec. 27-31 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000.
In previous years, the Al Ansari Exchange has funded the training of over 4,000 volunteers in Sierra Leone, who distributed over 800,000 nets and educated recipients on proper use.
The company also funded the distribution of 60,000 life-saving bed nets delivered to approximately 120,000 Central African Republic refugees and community members. These nets have brought hope, health, and peace of mind to millions of people who live under constant threat from malaria.
The Al Ansari Exchange’s humanitarian aid is not limited to fighting malaria. The company has donated millions of dollars to advance polio eradication and fight neglected tropical diseases. Most recently, Al Ansari Exchange made a $1 million donation to UNICEF in response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Funding will improve obstetric care for thousands of mothers and newborns in two Yemeni hospitals.
Al Ansari Exchange was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Abu Dhabi. The company has over 180 branches and handles over 80,000 currency-exchange and remittance transactions per day.
We at Nothing But Nets are so thankful for our continued partnership with Al Ansari Exchange and applaud the company’s commitment to saving lives in some of the world’s most vulnerable and overlooked regions.