Donations make a big difference in Ethiopia and Madagascar – A travel report


Menschenfreude e.V. has been active for schools in Ethiopia since 2021. In November 2022, I had the opportunity to travel with them to the country before leaving for Madagascar. This is my travel report. I am Joost, 21 years old, from the Netherlands.
Menschenfreude Joost Äthiopien

I was in Ethiopia and Madagascar with Menschenfreude e.V. and would like to give you a small impression here. We have seen a lot, learned a lot and helped a lot. Back home in the Netherlands, where I come from, I had been collecting donations from companies and families. In the end, it turned out to be 1,200 euros.

With donations and small gifts in the luggage…
… with little things you can make children happy and achieve a lot.

In detail, the following projects were implemented:

  • 800 Euro will be invested in the drinking water supply of our partner school. In addition, power poles were erected and installation was carried out. Financially, we were able to cover the school’s electricity supply for five years.
  • We invested 400 euros in the school education of 270 children in Madagascar. Of this, three teachers are paid for 6.5 months.

Our help for access to education

It is so that many parents can not afford the amount and the children either can not go to school or are taken from school. Therefore, our support is a very big help and very welcome, so that every child has access to education.

The drinking water filtration plant provides clean water to the children and teachers at the school.

The Travelogue about the dental missions in Madagascar written by Katrin and Pia. It can be read on the blog. I am pleased that we were able to provide dental care for 300 children and 100 adults there.

Donations are still welcome, because five euros are already worth 100 euros in such countries! So even small amounts help.

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Recipient: Menschenfreude e.V.
IBAN: DE41 6609 0800 0006 6116 99

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