Marie Claire sat down with Kristen Kenney, star of “Tanzania: A Journey Within” and founder of Malaika For Life, to discuss her time in Tanzania, her inspiration for the documentary and what she’s doing to fight malaria.
Founder Kristen Kenney visited Africa to film a documentary. She contracted severe malaria - a disease that kills a child each minute. After her near death experience and 4 days in an African hospital, Kristen found her calling. She returned to America to raise funds for malaria treatment through the sale of bracelets, made by the women in Africa. Each bracelet purchase provides a woman with a job, and funds malaria treatment for a child in need. Buy A Bracelet. Save A Life.