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…

“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…

Leprosy in Antalaha

“Assist people with leprosy” -made by a CALA villager cured of leprosy and handicapped as a result of not catching the disease in time. This is all made from the raffia palm tree leaves. Some of the woman in the village are very creative and spend most of their day creating jewelry, placemats, hats and…

RIP Telotrano

The name Telotrano means “three houses”. He was given this name due to that fact that the first two homes that he lived in as a fetus, were destroyed by cyclones. He was born in the “third house” -Telotrano Telotrano will rest in the small forest lulled by the sounds of the Indian Ocean. To…