CALA is an aid organisation for former lepers in the north-eastern town Antalaha
Leprosy has almost dissapeared, is not contagious but condemned some malagasy for ever. These former lepers found new homes in two small villages around Antalaha: Jules village and Belfort village.
CALA's initiative gave them chances for new lives:
· their children can go to school: 200 students go to EZAKA school, and get daily school meals.
· Adults find jobs through the nursery project: the nearby private reserve Macolline offers plenty possibilities to collect seeds and helps to promote, educate and train in different ways, environmental awareness, greening, cleans-ups and sustainable development projects
· Cal'activités promotes malagasy handicrafts for women by using all local natural fibers, seeds and materials available
BOOGIE PILGRIM supports CALA by promoting pro-poor tourism:
- we do offer tours to visit these villages in Antalaha during the SAVA region discovery
- we buy all our promotional products from this initiative and distribute them for free on international tradeshows
- we participate to the economic and social empowerment of people living in extreme poverty having no other alternatives.
To learn more about them:
http://cala-france.asso-web.com or www.calamada.org