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This fundraiser ended on 11/21/11

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In short, if you could donate even just $5 it would be a great help. I will share with you what your sharing did for them.

My name is Robin. I will be traveling to Southern Madagascar to a town called Tulear in approximately 3 weeks. I will be volunteering with a NGO called Bel Avenir, which is affiliated with the Aguadecoco foundation. I will be there for a month.

What does Bel Avenir do? Currently the focus of the NGO is providing education to young boys and girls in order to prevent child labour exploitation. After speaking with one of the directors I was informed that since 2009 Bel Avenir has not been able to reopen their health clinic. What I am hoping to do is raise money to bring supplies to Bel Avenir. They have asked that I bring items like vitamins, band aids, gauze, medical tape, tylenol and mosquito netting, as malaria and fever are the leading causes of mortality for children 5 and under. Once I've filled my suitcase I will use the remainder of money for donation to help the NGO.

In Madagascar the public funding for health services is about $7 per person per year, while about $45 would be ideal. The ideal funding would prevent 90% of premature deaths.

If you follow this link you can read about the Malagasy population.
http://www.aguadecoco.org/en/proyectos-en-madagascar/datos-madagascar labour.

For the NGO: http://www.aguadecoco.org/fr

Thank you!
Gracias!
Merci beaucoup!
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