A big thank you to AIC volunteers in Madagascar, who are mobilizing to support people affected by a large fire in the city of Farafangana this past October 2021. Since the fire left nearly 3800 people without a home, volunteers have been providing them with food and clothing, and have set up temporary housing from metal sheets.
The famine in the south of Madagascar, caused by climate change and hardly noticed in the rest of the world, claims victims among children and old people. It forces farmers to sell their land after the seeds have been eaten and many animals have died from thirst. Those who hope to find work there move to the north, the weaker ones take refuge with the Daughters of Charity, camp on the grounds of the monasteries and are at least provided with the necessities. Parentless children are taken to the AIC orphanage. Now, after some young people have left Akany Avotra for training or studies, more than 60 children, some of them younger, live there again. For this and because of the increased rice prices we want to raise the monthly financial contribution and hope for the support of our donors.
In times of Corona, when school meals are no longer available and people without a steady job have no income, AIC distributes soap and food to needy families.
We are very happy that just before Christmas it was possible to financially support not only the
reopened school kitchens, but also many poor families, especially single mothers and their children.
For this we thank all donors and wish them a blessed, peaceful Christmas and a hopeful start into the new, unknown year 2021
The AC Madagascar - the volunteers and the beneficiaries