Pay It Forward Friday: Kristen Kenny, Founder of Malaika For Life

Krisiten Kenny (Malika 4 Life)- founder of Malaika for Life. Kenny sells beautiful bracelets, but the bracelets are SO much more than that. Each bracelet saves a child from malaria. Kenny contracted malaria while in Africa and received the medicine ($10) to save her life. She wanted others to be able to afford the live-saving medicine. To date 21,995 lives saved! (

About Kristen: Broadcast journalist Kristen Kenney contracted a severe bout of malaria in Africa in 2009 while filming a documentary. It cost her $7 dollars to receive the lifesaving treatment. Seemingly inexpensive, the medication is often hard to find in Africa’s poorest communities due to lack of funds, resources and education. This realization motivated her to sell bracelets to friends and family upon her return to the states and use the funds to provide malaria relief. The bracelets became more popular than she had expected, the concept soon spawned into what is now known as MALAIKA FOR LIFE.

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Pay It Forward Friday: Kristen Kenny

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