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…

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…

ADOPT A TREE IN MADAGASCAR with JHA FUND

JHA FUND would like to propose the adoption of a tree from wherever you are in the world!! For $20, the tree will be planted for you at the botanical sight of “Macolline” in Antalaha, Madagascar. The act of planting and adopting a tree is an opportunity to raise awareness and build relationships between people…

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…

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…