Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Pastor Helivao’s Recent Visit to MfM in Lancaster

One of Money for Madagascar’s long-standing partners Pastor Helivao has just completed a visit to our Lancaster office in the UK. She works with street children, abused and battered women, the homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts and epileptics in around the capital Antananarivo and certain coastal parts of Madagascar. The picture above is of Helivao with a young person who she rescued from the street when he was about nine years old. He has now passed his baccalaureate!

Helivao was able to join the staff and trustees for various meetings and shared some of her thoughts about the relief and reconstruction work that is being carried out in Madagascar in the wake of Cyclone Chedza. She told us of how she and a family that she was trying to help were very nearly drowned when the river burst its banks and the low lying parts of the capital were suddenly engulfed in a surge of water.  She had to make a hole in the roof of the shack and they all had to climb up on a table with their heads through the hole.  The water came up to their waists even then. Fortunately the army had been called in to help and she passed the baby out first, then the soldiers managed to pull her and the rest of the family out through the roof!

The Cyclone Chedza appeal has now raised over £6,000 and part of this money has gone to support the cyclone relief work of Pastor Helivao.  We have been encouraged and inspired by her visit and would like to continue to support her relief work alongside the many regular projects that she and her team oversee.

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