Maltese charity seeks help to prevent closure of children’s home in Madagascar

Arnaud Guesry Foundation
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A Maltese charity running a children’s home in Madagascar is appealing for donations as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has left it at risk of shutting down.

The Arnaud Guesry Foundation was established in 2012, and its La Maison d’Arnaud in Northern Madagascar is currently home to around 30 children who had been abandoned, orphaned, neglected or abused.

But the ongoing pandemic has dented the fundraising abilities of many charities, not least through the forced cancellation of social gatherings, and the foundation is no exception.

Through an online fundraiser, it is hoping to raise €20,000 to be able to continue its operations in the foreseeable future. It has raised over €2,000 so far, and every donation helps.

While the children’s home grows crops keeps hens, helping ensure that its residents can remain fed, it needs additional funds to make up for the losses experienced this year.

The home’s closure could see its residents dispersed around Madagascar, separating them from their families and communities.

Donations can be made through this link.