By supporting these projects you will make a difference to people's lives.
Mutual Health Plan
Setting up a mutual health insurance plan which, through a small monthly contribution, allows poor mothers and their families to benefit from free health care and free medicine as well as providing help and regular training for women, young people and children in health, hygiene, and prevention, offered by AIC volunteers who have been specifically trained for this task.
Setting up a micro-credit fund for mothers to enable them to be financially independent, to become agents in their own development and to take their place in society by making use of their own skills.
The Tsiry Project
In collaboration with the Vincentian Family and Caritas in the diocese of Farafangana, the Tsiry project offers training and literacy classes for children and adults in disadvantaged areas and villages, in close collaboration with the local community and through local teachers, trained through the project. So far 12 training units have been set up and more than 650 participants have completed the programme.
The Akany Avotra Centre
Rebuilt in 2011, this project was set up in 1995 by the volunteers in Tolagnaro, who take care of the schooling, nutrition and education and accommodation of about 60 street children, orphans and children whose mothers are in prison. The volunteers do everything they can for "their children" but they need your help: Every year, young people leave the orphanage after finishing school, most of them with a good school leaving certificate, some without. The volunteers would like to continue to accompany and support both groups through vocational training or studies. For the costs of this, they depend on additional donations. Especially the students, and especially in times of Corona, Internet and a reasonably sufficient supply of (mostly second-hand) computers are needed as well.
Duck Rearing for 50 Poor Mothers
Since many years mothers, widows and abandoned women have been able to benefit from a duck-rearing project and from the sale of ducks and duck eggs. Because of the smooth running of this AIC project in Fianarantsoa, which amongst other things, won the AIC Jean Delva Prize, 50 other mothers contacted the AIC volunteers to take part in the project. These women cannot feed their children in spite of their hard work (doing washing or carrying bricks). Most of them are illiterate, and they have often entered into a traditional marriage, and not a civil marriage. They suffer the consequences of this, finding themselves left alone to raise their children.
A Roof First of All
Using wood and leaves from the "Madagascan Traveller's Tree", AIC Manakara builds traditional houses for single mothers, abandoned mothers or widows who, with their children, live in the streets or under market carts. Can you imagine their joy at having a house, an address and a key, receiving training from AIC, sending their children to school? We have already built more than 120 houses but the waiting list keeps on getting longer.