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:
After taking Claudio into our program Fidelia’s family came to us. (For those who don’t remember Fidelia: She was one of our first patients many years ago with a cleft lip; ever since then Fidelia and her family receive food packages and medical care). In her arms Fidelia’s grandmother was holding her little 2 month old grandchild Zafy. He was wrapped in a blanket and was crying non stop. She explained to us that Zafy’s mum had passed a couple of days before. The father was not able to take care of his 8 children alone so she was now helping out. Fidelia’s mum was breastfeeding little Zafy but between her own baby and Zafy there was simply not enough milk. Thus Zafy was crying out of hunger. We unwrapped Zafy out of his blanket to examine. It was hard not to cry. For his age he was so tiny. A fast reaction was essential. We had him checked by our doctor and bought everything the little man needed (milk, clothes, bottle, etc.) Fidelia’s family will now receive extra support as they now have little Zafy at their charge. It is moments like these that touch us, and we are grateful that due to our donors we can make a difference in this little boy’s life.
Here the first impressions of our volunteer Pamela with La Vision in Fort Dauphin. She is loving it and so are the kids 🙂
Finally the big day has arrived. After many discussions and lots and lots of paper work the container to Madagascar has been loaded today and will be shipped this week. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations! We will keep you posted when it arrives safely in Fort Dauphin.
This year Quentin’s trip to Madagscar took place in April. He checked on all our projects in Fort Dauphin, distributed food, spent some time with our kids at the orphanage and lots more. Check out the pictures from his experiences: