Friday, 20 January 2017

Urgent Appeal: Madagascar Famine

Please help us support Malagasy families facing famine!

As the drought in southern Madagascar tightens its grip, 850,000 Malagasy people are facing extreme hunger. Having exhausted all their food reserves, many families are resorting to eating cacti and boiled ashes to quell their hunger. Without urgent humanitarian intervention, these families will face starvation. 

Cactus pads are the last available source of food
Credit: Ben. C. Soloman/New York Times
With your support, we can offer them an immediate lifeline and hope for the future. Emergency food supplies will sustain them through the crisis, whilst drought resistant seeds and farming equipment will help them get back on their feet. 

Please Donate Today to help us offer practical support and life saving nutrition to families facing famine in southern Madagascar!

If you would like to find out more about the causes and consequences of the emerging famine in southern Madagascar, Click here to read a powerful article from the New York Times.

Thank you for your support! 

 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Eenos’s Madagascan Tour: a summary


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Eenos’ journey around Madagascar was never something he expected to be easy. Travelling through some of the most remote areas of the world on roads which were often no more than muddy tracks and in some of the most inhospitable of climates, on a motorcycle, is never a challenge for the faint of heart. However, he prevailed and on the 6th of January 2017 Eenos announced that he had completed his challenge, traveling a total of 4539 kilometers. 

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The journey was not without its setbacks. A one point Eenos was caught in a flash flood following a severe rain storm; he was washed of the road by the waters and only by pure luck managed to drag himself out of harms way. Despite suggestions at that point that he abandon his challenge and his bike suffering damage from the incident, after a few days rest and assistance from a helpful local mechanic Eenos was back on the road. 


In a statement on Facebook, Eenos thanked Ony Rakotoarivelo and Money for Madagascar organisation for their work in helping local people and organisations, as well as Fran├žois Serrano and Moto Tour Madagascar for their assistance and advice, and for "making his dream come true."

Money for Madagascar also thanked Eenos for his efforts to raise both awareness of and funds for these vital projects to help Malagasy communities, and hope that he will visit Madagascar again soon. 


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