Ventures
Wings of the Night
Location
Maijuna
Peru
PE
Issue Area(s)

About

By creating housing for indigenous insectivorous bats in Maijuna, Peru, Wings of the Night combats malaria-carrying mosquitoes in a unique, eco-friendly, and inexpensive manner.  Construction of bat houses will encourage nesting of indigenous bats, which can eat more than 1,000 mosquitoes per hour, in villages which the highest incidences of malaria to help foster a relationship between people and misunderstood bats and to rid one village at a time of malaria. Recently, the venture announced it has constructed one roost module with the help and support of the community it will be serving.