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 our commitment to transparency, we publicly disclose those who support our 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.

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  • Aust & Hachmann Canada JHA’s #1 donor, supplies the airline tickets and financial support for all Madagascar missions
  • SENTREX Ingredients of New Jersey for environmental education with GIZ using Kit Mad’ere, Macolline park field trips and the building of a new 2 class cyclone proof elementary school
  • Aust & Hachmann Hamburg, Germany for Kit Mad’ERE environmental training for teachers with GIZ using Kit Mad’ere
  • Manon De Ladurantaye & David van der Walde contributed in building a cyclone proof home for our Managing Director in a village near Antalaha
  • Manon De Ladurantaye & David van der Walde for Kit Mad’ERE environmental training for teachers with GIZ using Kit Mad’ere



  • Lemur Conservation Foundation of Myakka City, Florida partnered with JHA Fund to train 4 schools in the Andapa area using GIZ’s Kit Mad’ERE
  • Bruce & Lori Burnett (LSB Art Gallery) contributed in building cyclone proof home and for environmental education with GIZ
  • U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program in Madagascar provided grant from the to help improve the botanical site Macolline and to reach our goals for environmental education
  • Seacology of Berkeley, California provided grant and on-going support to build a cyclone proof welcome center at Macolline and to reach our goals for environmental education school field trips
  • Lemur Conservation Foundation of Myakka City, Florida provided disaster relief and rice for the local people as well as rebuilding the welcome center at Macolline after a devastating cyclone
  • William Uy Ta Gia RIP
  • David Moscovitch ז”ל RIP
  • Sonja Nyenhuis of Hamburg ongoing support
  • Laurie, Debbie and Enid Bultz ז”ל RIP
  • Anonymous to repair a school at the CALA village after cyclone ENAWO -V&B F
  • Adventnorth Canada donates t-shirts, tank tops and hats featuring the JHA, Aust & Hachmann and Macolline logos


  • Sonja Nyenhuis of Hamburg ongoing support for environmental education
  • Lawrence Abrams of Toronto
  • 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
  • Margaretha & Heinz Köpfer of Zürich
  • Anonymous -GAG ongoing support
  • Anonymous -LF
  • Anonymous -F for environmental education at Macolline
  • Anonymous -K x2 contributions


  • Serge Nolin of Laval
  • Carole Rocklin of Montreal in memory of Enid Bultz
  • Jean-François L’archevêque Montpetit of Repentigny ongoing support for tree planting
  • Leslie Villatoro of Montreal for environmental education
  • Ronit Yarosky of Montreal digital camera for a colleague and the kids at Macolline
  • Eric Kouri of UNION COFFEE in Montreal
  • 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 & Theodose
  • Carole Rocklin of Montreal clothes and school supplies for Yola


  • Eric & Barbara
  • Paul & Barb
  • Gerry Nichols
  • Michael Moscovitch
  • Bobby & Elaine Moscovitch
  • Earl Arthur Love of Montreal
  • Anonymous dentist in Montreal donated 30 tubes of toothpaste
  • K. David Brody of the U.K./Montreal
  • Penni Kolb of Montreal
  • Angie’s Vanilla of Miami Florida
  • ALF of Burlington
  • Patricia Raymond
  • Julia and Ohad David of Israel
  • Joel Moscoe of Toronto a pair of crutches for Francois of the CALA village
  • Lewis Family of Israel/Montreal
  • Dominique Leonard & John Macfarlane of Toronto
  • Terry Roth ז”ל RIP of Magog
  • Bonnie Eskelson of Brampton
  • Anonymous of Belgium
  • Neetal Chhana of Toronto

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 ז”ל, 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 ז”ל, 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 ז”ל RIP 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 communities, *Constance Bay Ontario community, *Anonymous– medical supplies

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For donations of over $500, there is a tax break. Please go to our partner CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION OF AMERICA

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Your generosity makes my mission possible. The people of Antalaha thank you for your contribution. 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. I thank you for helping us all to make a difference.

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.


  • 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

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