I chose APOPO (HeroRats) because I love animals and many people don't know about this organization.
Over 50 countries are contaminated with hidden landmines and other explosive remnants of war, that cause tragic accidents and hamper communities from developing their productive land.
Meanwhile, slow and inaccurate detection methods make tuberculosis the world’s most deadly infectious disease. 10 million new people contract TB every year, 3 million go undiagnosed, and 1.8 million die from the disease.
The APOPO scent detection rats, nicknamed 'HeroRATs', help to rid the world of landmines and tuberculosis –returning safe land back to communities for development, and freeing people from serious illness so they can get back on their feet.
I am fundraising for my Mitzvah project and my goal is to raise $5000. Would you please consider donating to help me reach my goal.
Thanks for your help,