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Crowdfunding for allergy testing for preschool children in the doctorless area of Nagomi Town, Kumamoto Prefecture Crowdfunding for Allergy Testing for Preschool Children in Nagomi-machi, Kumamoto Prefecture

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NPO Nagomikai (Location: Nagomi-machi, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture, Representative: Shoji Kanzaki) is raising funds through the crowdfunding site "CAMPFIRE for Social Good" to provide free allergy tests to all pre-school children in Nagomi-machi (children who will be entering school next year) from November 15, 2023 ( The crowdfunding campaign will begin on November 15, 2023 (Wednesday) on the crowdfunding site "CAMPFIRE for Social Good".

CAMPFIRE for Social Good" project page

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Background of the project

Allergic disease is a terrible illness that can sometimes cause anaphylactic shock and even death.

In December 2022, the only clinic in the Mikawa area of Nagomi-machi will close, leaving the area without a doctor. We have started a crowdfunding campaign with the aim of averting a life-threatening situation by providing free allergy tests to children who will start eating school lunches and eating out more often.

Rural landscape of Nagomi-machi


*Detection of allergic diseases that cannot be detected by eating with family members

What children eat depends on their family's diet, and there are some foods that are not on the table due to parents' likes/dislikes or allergic diseases. Therefore, we cannot deny the possibility that children may have allergic diseases that they are not aware of unless they are tested.

*Select a mail-in type test kit

We plan to use 41 different test kits (AreSuppo 41) provided by the Japan Institute for Genome Medicine and Dentistry.

By using test kits that are mailed , parents can get tested without losing income without having to travel to a distant medical facility or take time off from work to go twice to receive the test and results.

*Risk management on the part of the school.

By detecting allergies that are not known by the children themselves or their parents, schools can reduce the risk to the children in their care. This can be useful for the safety management of the child by sharing a common understanding between the parents and the school.

About Returns

Basically, we would appreciate it if you consider it as a donation or fundraising. In the case of a corporation, up to a certain limit, the donation is deductible as a tax-deductible expense. Please consult with your tax advisor for details.

Donations of 3,000 yen to 5,000 yen: A thank-you letter and a donation receipt will be issued.

10,000-50,000 yen: Letter of thanks, name on the Nagomikai Facebook page (if desired), and issuance of a donation receipt

100,000 - 1,000,000 yen: Letter of thanks, issuance of donation receipt, postcard to be sent to all households in Nagomi-machi and

Your name will be listed on the Nagomikai Facebook page

Project Summary

Project name: [Safe Food for Children] We would like to conduct allergy tests for all pre-school children in Wasui Town.

         Allergy testing for all preschool children in Wasui Town.

Period: November 15 (Wed) - December 15 (Fri), 2023


<Test kit to be used

Name of test kit: Alesuppo 41

Distributor: Japan Institute for Genomic Dentistry

Description of the kit: Once a trace amount of blood is collected from the fingertip, the test is completed post-in.

        The results are sent on line, so there is no need to go and receive the results.

        41 allergens including food, inhalant, and other allergens are classified into 0 to 6 classes.

Project Information

In addition to Nagomi-machi , crowdfunding projects are also being conducted in Nankan-machi, Gyokutou-machi, and Nagasu-machi.



Nagasu-machi: Currently under review (to be announced on congrant)

Organization Profile

NPO Nagomikai

Corporation number: 9330005008897

Representative: Shoji Kanzaki, President

Location: 1563-7, Tsuda, Nagomi-machi, Tamana-gun, Kumamoto 861-0921, Japan

Establishment : January 28, 2014

Business activities: Information dissemination, awareness-raising, consultation, education, and certification of qualifications for the promotion of mental and physical health and sports promotion

      and certification business



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