Help offset your flight – plant trees
Climate change is already taking its toll on Madagascar’s precious people and habitats. As atmospheric CO2 levels rise, the frequency and intensity of cyclones, floods and droughts is increasing, devastating lives and landscapes.
One traveller’s return flight from the Europe to Madagascar emits about 3.3 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere*. Planting trees is a simple way to offset these emissions, protect vulnerable habitats and improve livelihoods in Madagascar.
Your donations are very important:
£1 can pay to plant 1 tree.
£3 can pay to plant and maintain a tree.
£5 can pay to plant, maintain and protect a tree, by investing in community livelihoods activities which protect the forest and help forest communities to develop sustainable sources of income.
Please choose your donation amount.
For example £36 can offset one return flight from Europe to Madagascar, by planting £36 trees. Of course, you can use Money for Madagascar’s tree-planting scheme to offset any carbon, not just flights to Madagascar.
* based on online carbon calculator using conversion factors contained in the most recent DEFRA greenhouse gas reporting guidelines.
We can help you reduce your carbon footprint. Choose your own donation amount to be used for planting trees.
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 its details to give 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.
We have extended our range of gifts for this festive season. There’s some great ideas for ‘stocking fillers’ or a thank you gift for a special friend or teacher. We hope you find the perfect gift that will make the world of difference to someone in Madagascar.
For Christmas purchases please order by the 15th of December.
Offer warmth and comfort
Nights can get very cold on the high plateau in Madagascar. A simple blanket can offer warmth, safety and security to a vulnerable child at one of our children’s centres.
£15 could buy a thick, warm blanket for a vulnerable child.
Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas
MfM supports 1000 vulnerable and destitute children through the children’s centres we fund. Please help us make this a special Christmas for every child.
£10 could buy a Christmas meal and a Christmas present.
Traditional music lessons
Traditional instrument lessons give vulnerable children an opportunity to develop their confidence and creativity.
It only costs £15 for one child to have lessons for a whole year.
Save my home
Over 80% of the flora and fauna of Madagascar is found nowhere else in the world but only 20% of its original forest remains. The rich biodiversity is at risk.
Help replant primary forest and save Madagascar’s unique flora and fauna.
£20 could fund the planting of 20 native forest trees.
Lunch for a child on the street
Well-nourished children have a much better chance in life, but finding food can be tricky for those living on the streets.
£12 could buy lunches for a month for a street child.
Learning through play
Educational games provide a great way to learn literacy and numeracy.
£15 could buy educational games for a remote primary school.
Traditional dance lessons
Traditional dance lessons help children to have fun and build confidence, whilst also passing on skills and stories to the next generation.
£30 could pay for a month of classes for 30 children.
Education for a bright future
The Centre Fihavanana provides classes to help kids get off the streets and into mainstream education. Please help give a child a brighter future.
£18 could pay for education for a child for one term.
Medical care for vulnerable children
In Madagascar, sick children are often unable to get the medical help they desperately need. On arrival at our centres, children are often in very poor health. We provide the medical care needed to restore their health. This can include complex treatments and expensive hospitalisation.
£25 could help a child to receive life-saving medical care.
Make a fruitful investment
Help us to offer children in rural schools the chance to plant a high-yielding fruit tree at home as an investment in their education.
A fruit tree planted whilst a child is in primary school could bear fruit to finance their secondary education.
£15 could buy 3 fruit trees.
Help a young mum and her baby to make a healthy start
A small fund towards medical and other costs for young mothers at our centres could help provide for the safe arrival and care of a new baby. A start-up parcel of clothes, nappies and a blanket could get a mum and baby off to a safe and happy start.
£35 could help give a new baby a healthy start in life.
Small businesses for secure futures
Help a graduate from one of our children’s centres to turn their training into a job. Equipping a young person to start their own business can help them to fend for themselves.
£50 could buy the basic equipment needed for a vulnerable teenager / young adult to set up a small business, for example in hairdressing or catering.
Wash away disease
Regularly washing hands is an easy way to prevent disease. In rural schools, specially designed Tippy Taps ensure access to important sanitation, reducing the spread of dangerous germs. The system is deliberately very simple so it can be copied by students and their families at home.
£20 could pay for equipment and hygiene training for one school.
Home-grown school dinners
Support a whole school community with equipment to grown their own food for a school canteen.
£60 could buy a set of gardening tools to start a school kitchen garden.
Fresh water for all
Dirty water causes thousands of preventable deaths every year in Madagascar. In many families, children are required to walk long distances to collect water, meaning they are unable to attend school.
£2200 could buy a water pump for a school. This would be an ideal opportunity for a community fundraising venture. Please contact us for more information.
£10 could provide fresh drinking water and washing facilities for one person at a shared water point.
Buy a lemur knitted by Theresa and raise funds for medical treatment for street children.
23cm (9”) tall. Baby safe, washable.
£10.50 (inclusive of Postage & Packing)
Orders taken now for Christmas. It takes a couple of days to knit one of these soft toys and the Christmas post can be slow so please allow plenty of time.
Calendar Sale 2018
Celebrate Madagascar all year round with our new calendar. Focusing on local livelihoods, the photos show the strength and positivity of the Malagasy people through the struggles of daily life.
Calendar sale £5 each (including postage & packing)