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Help offset your flight to Madagascar

 

Climate change is already taking its toll on Madagascar’s precious people and habitats.

As atmospheric CO2 levels rise, the frequency and intensity cyclones, floods and droughts is increasing, devastating lives and landscapes.  

One person’s return flight  from the UK to Madagascar is responsible for emitting 3.3 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere*.

Planting indigenous trees is a simple and effective way to neutralise these emissions, protect vulnerable habitats and improve livelihoods.

£40 will pay for the planting and aftercare of 80 indigenous trees.  This will offset one individual return flight.  

*based on online carbon calculator using conversion factors contained in the most recent DEFRA greenhouse gas reporting guidelines

Offset other flights

To offset other flights, please press the 'Donate' button below and type in how much you would like to offset.

£1,000 miles costs £3.60

 

2017 Calendar

 

Our Calendar Sale is Now On!

This year’s stunning calendar focuses on Malagasy daily life, from simple daily routines to the joyful play of children. Using black and white images, Pierre-Yves Babelon captures the contrasts of Madagascar and the humanity of its remarkable friendly people.  

Calendars now cost just £5 each (£7.50 outside UK), inclusive of postage and packing.

Size A3 when opened out 11.69” x16.54”/29.7cm x 42.0cm.

 

2017 Calendar

ALTERNATIVE GIFTS

For those who 'have everything', one of our alternative gifts makes a great present that will bring joy to them and hope to the people in Madagascar.

Choose your gift and we will send you a card with details of that gift to pass on to your friend or relative.

When you buy an Alternative Gift you will be supporting the work of Money for Madagascar.  Whilst we will try to use your money in the appropriate area, need is the most important criterion so your money will be used where it is most needed.

Due to inflation in Madagascar we have had to increase the cost of these gifts this year but just think how much the equivalent would cost in the UK!

No Garden? No Problem!

 

In Madagascar vegetables can be grown successfully in the most confined of spaces and in a great variety of recycled containers.  Even watering cans can be improvised!

Urban child malnutrition can be much reduced by the addition of vegetables to the diet.

£7.50 could buy enough seeds to start an urban garden.

£13 could pay for a training course in urban gardening for a family member. 

No Garden? No Problem!

Save my home!

 

Over 80% of the flora and fauna of Madagascar is found nowhere else in the world but only 20% of the original forest remains and its rich biodiversity is at risk.

Help MfM’s partners to replant primary forest and to save both its unique fauna and its plants which provide the world with many life-saving medicines.

£25 could fund the planting and aftercare of 50 native forest trees.

Save my home!

Dying for a toilet

 

How would you like to be one of the 300 secondary school children that have to use these toilets?

Many schools in Madagascar have no toilets at all so in all the schools we work with MfM makes sure that there are hygienic toilets and enough of them.

£17.50 could buy enough glazed tiles to cover the floor of one toilet.

£1000 could pay for the construction of a whole latrine block.

Dying for a toilet

Give a street child a future

 

The Fihavanana Centre provides pre-school classes for 100 street children a year to prepare them for state primary education.

Just £15 could buy a term’s education for one child.

A street child could be educated for a whole year for only £45.

Give a street child a future

FREE GIFT!!

Special offer :  Free gift of an MfM calendar 2017 for orders over £100

Lunch for a street kid

 

£10 could buy a month's lunches for a street kid.  £20 could pay for lunches for two months.  £60 could buy him or her lunch every day for six months.

Well-nourished children have a much better chance in life.

Lunch for a street kid

Medical care for Street Children

 

The child on the left has a club foot and cannot walk.  Her parents cannot afford to pay for an operation so she will be disabled for life.

Several children’s lives have already been saved or transformed thanks to the generosity of MfM donors.

£10 or £25 (but any contribution would be welcome)

Medical care for Street Children

The gift of clean water

 

Dirty water is the cause of countless deaths every year in Madagascar.

To provide clean drinking water and washing facilities for a community without piped water costs just £7.50 per person      

£15 for two people, or please feel free to provide water for as many people as you like.

Clean water saves lives!

Grow your own dinner!

 
Children harvesting peanuts from their school garden

School vegetable gardens and fruit trees teach children essential cultivation skills and provide good nutrition.  Well-fed children learn more easily.

£10 could buy 5 fruit trees and enough vegetable seeds for an average-sized school garden.  

£25 could buy tool sets for 5 children   

£50 could buy a complete school garden start-up kit.

Grow your own dinner!

Help protect a World Heritage Site

 

The Tsingy de Bemaraha is an extraordinary landscape, and home to many unique species of plants and animals, but the need for firewood means that the forest around it is disappearing fast.

Women in Maintirano are ready to plant trees for you which will provide local people with raffia, fruit, timber and firewood and will give them an alternative to felling trees around the Tsingy.

£25 could fund the planting & aftercare of 50 trees.

Please feel free to give as many trees as you wish.

Help protect a world heritage site

Knitted Lemurs!

 

Buy a lemur knitted by Theresa and raise funds for medical treatment for street children!

23cm (9”) tall

Baby safe, washable.

Cost:  £10.50 inclusive of Postage & Packing 

Lemurs

Support MfM work and help conservation

If you would like to make a long-term contribution to the reduction of poverty in Madagascar you could make a regular donation to MfM by Bank Standing Order.

As an example, £10 a month for a year with Gift Aid could help plant 375 trees, or provide a midday meal every day for a year for two street children.  £30 a month could do so much more and help us plan with confidence.

You can find a Standing Order form on the “Support Us / Make a Donation” page.