Madagascar


MAF reaches isolated people in Madagascar

 

How MAF transforms lives in Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and one of the poorest. Nearly 50% of children under 5 are suffering from malnutrition.

Despite the island’s beauty, its people are battered by tropical cyclones, limited by poverty, and have little access to healthcare.

With poor roads, torrential rains and destructive floods, the need for MAF is great. A short flight saves days of arduous overland travel. Church and mission organisations fly with us to take God’s love to those living in isolation – enabling them to receive primary healthcare, agricultural development, education, evangelistic outreach and disaster relief.

MAF aircraft have supported translation of the Jesus film into different Malagasy dialects, and medical safari teams provide physical healing and share the Gospel with isolated communities.


Thank you for flying Bible translation teams for us and helping transport some very sick people. Some teams have a particularly tiring and time-consuming journey if they do it by road and on foot. It’s even dangerous at certain periods of the year.Dr Leoni Bouwer, Wycliffe Bible Translators

 

Madagascar. Main base: Antananarivo. Programme begins 1988. 2 aircraft. 5 international staff, 22 national staff. 70 partner organisations. 46 locations served. 1,946 passengers in 2013.
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    (13 May 2014)

    Pilot Josh Plett describes how a potential tragedy was averted by MAF in Madagascar

  • Translation team by MAF aircraft
    'MAF has given us wings' - Bible translator

    (17 Apr 2014)

    Wycliffe Bible Translators have ten teams based in far-flung locations around Madagascar. A large island with limited infrastructure, MAF has been a vital partner in enabling this work to move forward. Wycliffe's Dr. Leoni Bouwer tells us why...

  • MAF Madagascar Pilot Josh Plett
    Wounded elderly woman saved in Madagascar

    (28 Mar 2014)

    MAF Madagascar’s reputation as a supplier of medical aid makes all the difference to an elderly lady wounded in a cattle raid

  • Carrying out Yvette from the MAF plane
    Faster than the crow flies

    (18 Feb 2014)

    An MAF medevac in Madagascar swiftly covers 200 miles over mountainous terrain.

  • Campus for Christ recording team with their gear getting ready to head back to the capital Antananarivo.
    Jesus speaks Antisaka

    (25 Jan 2014)

    MAF Madagascar Pilot Josh Plett reports on the partnership with Campus Crusade for Christ that is making the Jesus film ever-more accessible.

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