CYCLONE ENAWO HITS ANTALAHA, URGENT RELIEF NEEDED
On the 6th of March 2017, the eye of the cyclone hit the town of Antalaha with winds of about 200km/h, taking it’s time, passing through at a slow 10 km/h destroying everything in its path. Now 10 days later, there is stagnant water in many public areas, little or no running water, no electricity in most places, intermittent weak wifi in places, JIRAMA (public sector responsible for water and electricity in Antalaha) reports that many power lines are destroyed.The cost of living has shot up for things like rice, beans, vegetables, and even materials needed to rebuild are now 3-4 times the price. People living on an average of $2 a day need to rebuild their homes, kitchens, need new mattresses, supplies etc…
Recovering from this at the CALA villages and at Macolline will be a long slow process, but we’ll get there. But we do need as much outside help as possible.
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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.
This list is cumulative through 2014-present.
–Aust & Hachmann Canada my #1 donor, supplies the airline tickets and much financial support to enable me to work in Madagascar. http://www.austhachcanada.com/joeys-gift-to-madagascar/
–Tripper Inc. of Bali Indonesia $1000 ($500 x 2 2015-2016) + $1000 (2017)
-William Uy Ta Gia
-David Moscovitch and Gloria Bruner of Montreal
-Laurie, Debbie and Enid Bultz of Montreal
-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 http://photos.state.gov/libraries/comoros/53336/rakotonoj/New%20SSH%20Projects%20updated%20Feb_%202017.pdf
–Duke Lemur Center “DLC” grants for Environmental Education with Macolline
-Bruce http://www.antrev.com/en/ and Lori http://www.galeriedartlsb.ca/ Brunett $900
-Anonymous LF $500
-Anonymous V&B F $500
-Anonymous $500 for environmental education at Macolline
-Freedom’s Fund of Montréal $400 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 $500
-Anonymous LF $500
-Margaretha & Heinz Köpfer of Zürich $460
-Eric Kouri of UNION COFFEE on Jean Talon in Montreal $200
-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 $170
-Margaretha und Heinz Köpfer of Zürich; school fees for Theodose $170
-Sonja Nyenhuis of Hamburg $150
–Adventnorth Canada generously donated shirts, tank tops and t-shirts featuring the JHA logo.
-Carole Rocklin of Montreal $200 for clothes and school supplies for Yola
-Michael Moscovitch $100
-Earl Arthur Love $30
-Anonymous dentist in Montreal donated 30 tubes of toothpaste
–K. David Brody of Montreal $30 + $25
-Penni Kolb $36
–Angie’s Vanilla of Miami Florida $50
-ALF of Burlington $70
-Patricia Raymond of Montreal $100
-Julia and Ohad David of Israel $50
-Bobby, Elaine and Penny Moscovitch of Montreal $36
-Lewis Family of Israel/Montreal $50
-Dominique Leonard & John Macfarlane of Toronto $25+$25+$30
-Terry Roth of Magog $60
–Bonnie Eskelson of Brampton $35
-Neetal Chhana $20
PRICELESS: Continuous moral support from Aust & Hachmann Canada, family, extended family and good friends.
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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
~Leprosy clinic, patients and nurses
~Teaching at a C.A.L.A. village, Belfort
~Gloria. Photo by David Van Der Walde of Aust & Hachmann (Canada) Ltd; long time supporter of the C.A.L.A. villages
“Ability is of little account without opportunity.” -Napoleon