Partners & Supporters:
JHA’s impact would not be possible without the generous support of donors. Their contributions have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of people affected by leprosy and otherwise. As part of my commitment to transparency, I publicly disclose those who support my efforts. This list is comprised of those who have made contributions to advance the work of any part of the JHA FUND, cumulative through 2013 to present.
-Manon De Ladurantaye & David van der Walde contributed to help finish a colleague’s roof on his new home in a village just outside of Antalaha before the cyclone season arrives
-HÄAGEN-DAZS® JAPAN retailers for environmental education
-Takeo Hama of Japan for environmental education
–Aust & Hachmann Canada #1 donor, supplies the airline tickets and much financial support to enable me to work in Madagascar
–Aust & Hachmann Germany
–Tripper Inc. of Bali Indonesia
-William Uy Ta Gia RIP
-David Moscovitch ז”ל and Gloria Bruner
-Grant from The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program to help improve the botanical site Macolline and to reach our goals for environmental education
–Duke University Lemur Center “DLC” on-going support and grants for environmental education school trips with Macolline
-Grant and on-going support from Seacology to build a cyclone proof welcome center at Macolline and to reach our goals for environmental education school field trips
-Sonja Nyenhuis of Hamburg ongoing support
-Howard Abrams of Morin-Heights
-Shahid Hadi of Mississauga
-Freedom’s Fund of Montréal for school fees for Gracia (Victoire’s daughter)
-Staples/Bureau En Gros Canada; a second hand laptop computer to C.A.L.A. school
-Lawrence Abrams of Toronto
-Margaretha & Heinz Köpfer of Zürich
-Anonymous A multiple contributions
-Anonymous -F for environmental education at Macolline
-Anonymous -K x2 contributions
-Ronit Yarosky of Montreal digital camera for a colleague and the kids at MACOLLINE
-Leslie Villatoro of Montreal funds for children to take field trips to Macolline
-Eric Kouri of UNION COFFEE in Montreal
-Joel Moscoe of Toronto a pair of crutches for Francois of the CALA village
-Bobby & Elaine Moscovitch of Montreal a bicycle for Yola Vavy to get to and from school
-Margaretha und Heinz Köpfer of Zürich school fees for Olivier Totovelo & Theodose
-Sonja Nyenhuis of Hamburg ongoing support
-Carole Rocklin of Montreal clothes and school supplies for Yola
-Jean-François L’archevêque Montpetit
-Earl Arthur Love
-Anonymous dentist in Montreal donated 30 tubes of toothpaste
-K. David Brody of Montreal
-Angie’s vanilla of Miami Florida
-ALF of Burlington
-Julia and Ohad David of Israel
-Bobby, Elaine and Penny Moscovitch
-Lewis Family of Israel/Montreal
-Dominique Leonard & John Macfarlane of Toronto
-Terry Roth of Magog
-Bonnie Eskelson of Brampton
-Anonymous of Belgium
Gifts to Grow! is a success story about a container full of donations arriving from Montreal, Canada to Antalaha, Madagascar! Thank you to AUST & HACHMANN (CANADA) LTD. and all their staff for covering the costs of the shipment, helping with the loading and contributing so many needed items. Thank you as well to all the other incredibly generous people that participated in helping me collect, store and transport items.
Team of people that helped fill the container:
The van der Walde family & the Aust&Hachmann Canada team: David van der Walde, Manon De Ladurantaye, Mina Fargnoli, Philip Bertrand, Christopher Richard, George Sutherland & Patricia Raymond, Mina Fargnoli’s family & friends: Sonia, Carlos, Victor, Sofia, Patty, Patrick, Annick, Audrey, Noah, Liana, Carlos, Jan Carlos, Anthony, Kayla, Anna Corso & family, Corso/Masone family. Incredible Mina, thank you!
Carole Rocklin, David Moscovitch, Gloria Bruner, Shawna Adler, Jean-Michel Lebrun, Jonathan Adler, Debbi Adler, Karen Rocklin-Weare, Bobby and Elaine Moscovitch, Gerry Nichols, Howard Abrams & Suzanne Gosselin, Eric Nichols, Dan Leger, Matt Caille, Rhoda Gordon, Carol Abramson, Pauline Rajabian, Maria Carriero, ALF, Sandy W, Jack and Kay W, Debbie & Laurie Bultz, Darren Quenneville, Dawn Gordon and many, many more wishing to remain anonymous.
A special thanks to Terry Roth and his friends for gathering a huge chunk of the items donated and for helping me with the transport to get everything together.
Canadian communities and businesses:
*Parasuco Jeans Montreal, Quebec *AdventNorth Apparel Burlington, Ontario *St. Leonard Quebec community *Cote-St.-Luc Quebec community *St. Lazare and Hudson Quebec community *Constance Bay Ontario community *Anonymous- medical supplies
For donations of over $500, there is a tax break. Please go to our partner CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
PRICELESS: Continuous moral support from Aust & Hachmann, family, extended family and good friends.
Your generosity makes my mission possible. The people of Antalaha thank you for your contribution. I thank you for helping us all to make a difference.
Click jha-activity-report for an up to date financial report.
Collaborating Schools in Madagascar:
-FJKM, CURSA (Centre Universitaire Régional de la SAVA), LYCEE Horace Francois, LYCEE Catholique Vohemar, LYCEE Sambava, EPP Espoir, EPP Rue de Marseille, EPP Andampisoa, EPP Ambatomitraka, EPP Ambondrona, EPP Ankolabe, EPP Taratra Tanambao etc…
Passionate teachers and schools are the foundation for every successful project. Thank you to our dedicated educational professionals and collaborating institutions in Antalaha and surrounding areas!
We are always in need of funding for our ongoing and future projects.
-Photos of the results of cyclone ENAWO March 2017.
There are many people who are eager to learn and improve their country’s situation, they just need opportunities. If you can help me to help them, then we’re all making a difference together.
- Madagascar ranks among the world’s poorest countries, with more than two-thirds of the population living below the poverty line
- The country suffers from a lasting political crisis since 2009. The origin of this crisis was the forced resignation of the elected president on March 17, 2009 in an effective military coup
- The economy has declined since. Unemployment, lack of food, insecurity, crime and corruption are on the rise
- The number of child labourers has risen to 2,000,000 children under the age of 15
- Madagascar is the third most vulnerable country to natural disasters after Bangladesh and India. Frequent cyclones and tropical storms batter the island nation, leaving widespread devastation that impedes the development of this impoverished population
- In 2010 Madagascar had an average of 3 hospital beds per 10,000 people and a total of 3,150 doctors, 5,661 nurses, 385 community health workers, 175 pharmacists and 57 dentists for a population of just under 22 million
- In 2012, the population of Madagascar was estimated at just over 22 million, 90 percent of whom live on less than two dollars per day
- Deforestation with resulting desertification, water resource degradation and soil loss has affected approximately 94% of Madagascar’s previously biologically productive lands
“Ability is of little account without opportunity.” -Napoleon