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Chicken Farm in Fort Dauphin

During our 3 month stay in Madagascar we started up a new project which will help us be partly become a little more autosufficient on site. With the extra space we have on the clinic’s plot, and the knowledge of our team on site, we have started reproducing chickens. This provides chickens (and eggs) for the food-packages distributed to our families as well as food for the orphanage. All eggs and chickens sold contribute to financing medication needed at the clinic. Here some impressions:

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Marolahy is one of the teenagers from our family projects. He has been living in a wooden house on the premises of our clinic for many years now (together with his mum and auntie). His younger brother goes to school and sleeps at the orphanage on weekdays and comes home every weekend. Like that Marolahy’s mum can work during the week while her sister takes care of Marolahy. We are always amazed at how happy and cheerful her is, despite his handicaps (Marolahy cannot walk or talk). It is always a pleasure to see him during our visits:


Addition to our family I: Claudio

Every year comes with new challenges. We often have people living in or around Fort Dauphin  asking for help. Sometimes just  medical help but sometimes also to be included in our family project. Unfortunatly we can’t take everyone into our family projects as we don’t have the financial ressources at the moment. Nevertheless it is often very difficult to reject people when you see how desperate they are in need and sometimes it is simply impossible to say no. We experienced this at first hand during our time in Fort Dauphin this year. Therfor we would like to introduce you to the new members of our family projects:

Claudio is a little baby boy. Claudio’s mother passed away in December so his grandmother took him in and came to ask us for help. Our team decided to take him into our program which means he now acess to medical care (incl. all vaccinations, etc). We supply him with milk, food, clothes and whatever else he needs. During our time in Fort Dauphin we went to visit Claudio and his family. What an adorable little boy he is. Here some pics: