EARTH DAY 2017 IN ANTALAHA

We need to take care of our environment so that our environment can take care of our people. Earth Day is today, April 22nd and Antalaha needs our support more than ever since the passing of cyclone ENAWO last month. There is still much work and supplies needed to restore the entire C.A.L.A. leprosy villages and MACOLLINE, where…

Cyclone ENAWO Relief Effort

Click here for a montage of what we are facing in our CALA villages and at Macolline in Antalaha. BBC Report from March 11th 2017 Cyclone Enawo: Madagascar death toll rises to 38 (As of 17 March, over 80 deaths have been reported across the country, with many other people reported missing.) Another 180 people were…

Grant approved from The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program!

We at MACOLLINE and JHA FUND would like to express sincere gratitude to The U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program for making it possible for MACOLLINE to be taking steps towards safeguarding biodiversity and people’s livelihoods for future sustainability in north-eastern Madagascar. At the beginning of 2016, I applied for a grant from The U.S. Ambassador’s…

Environmental defence and leprosy; how can you make a difference?

CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION (CAF): It is my pleasure to announce that CAF America/Canada’s Eligibility Committee has determined that Macolline/CALA-Leprosy Relief Committee of Antalaha is now eligible to receive grants! Click on the link below to see our CAF website!https://cafa.iphiview.com/cafa/Organizations/OrganizationView/tabid/437/dispatch/byorganization_id$182437_hash$c1059cec791b54d17864bfedc73c34f92439d3ff/Default.aspx For those that have been following my blog, know that a couple of my goals here in Antalaha, Madagascar include: Giving…

“MACOLLINE” AND HOW IT RELATES TO LEPROSY

WHAT IS MACOLLINE AND HOW DOES IT RELATE TO C.A.L.A. AND THE LEPROSY VILLAGES? The botanical garden Macolline was created by Marie-Helene Kam Hyo as an extension of C.A.L.A.-Comité d’Aide aux Lépreux d’Antalaha (Leprosy Relief Committee of Antalaha). C.A.L.A. is a committee that aids former leprosy patients as well as their families. People affected by…

Current projects and costs

I arrived in Antalaha last week, very warm greetings and lots of smiles, great to be back. I went by one of the CALA villages briefly on my first day but not many people around as it is still holiday time, school starts beginning of October. This gives us some time to prepare for an…