13 year old Claudia is living temporarily in a tent with her mum, dad, 2 siblings & 2 chickens. And 28 other people. When Cyclone Ava struck in January, Claudia and her family lost their homes & everything but the clothes they were wearing. After the floods, they went back to where their village had been…

Cleft Pallete

We met Tiana on our medical safari to Ankavandra in May. She had been living with her cleft since birth and was incredibly grateful to the doctors for helping her, who in turn, were incredibly grateful to you for making this kind of surgery possible. In early pregnancy different parts of a baby’s face develop…

Spring Newsletter 2018

HoverAid is about building relationships & working in community. It’s about connecting people & becoming part of a much bigger community. We may be separated by continents & cultures, but we are still neighbours.

Cyclone Ava Update 4

First distribution of aid completed! Thanks to your generous donations

Thank you so much for caring whether you are praying or giving financially- we really value your support!

More than a hundred families in Miandrivazo have received a set of household supplies-a bucket for
carrying water, washing up bowl, plate, cooking utensils, oil, soap, salt, candle and basic food.

Cyclone Ava Update 3

Many people in Madagascar are now forced to use boats to navigate the streets as waters keep rising in Masikampy, Maindrivazo. Maindrivazo, which sits on the Mahajilo river is about 220 miles West of the coast where cyclone Ava hit on Friday. Its devastating impact is just becoming clear.

Cyclone Ava Update 2

Unfortunately, Madagascar was again hit by a cyclone on Friday. The east suffered from a lot of rain and very strong winds. At the time of writing, the official figures are more than 100,000 homeless, 29 dead and 22 missing. Four of the five main roads on the island have been closed since Friday due to various landslides, washed-out bridges and flooded roads.

Appeal launched as Cyclone Ava causes flash flooding

Locals in Maindrivazo move livestock to safe ground Cyclone Ava made landfall on Friday morning, lashing mostly the eastern parts of Madagascar with violent winds and heavy rains. With winds still gusting at 90mph at 10 am on Monday morning, flash flooding in many areas is causing extensive damage. The National Bureau of Disaster Risk…

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Let me encourage you: Come and build bridges. Jesus commanded that we “love our neighbours as ourselves”, which sounds simple; it’s a nice philosophy or the bedrock of attitudes depending on your take. So what does it mean? Practically in personal relationships
we talk about five love languages – Gift Giving, Quality Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Physical Touch (if you don’t know about these then it’s worth investigating).

In the response to Cyclone Enawo HoverAid supporters gave the gifts of food, tools, and seeds; we spent time seeking people out who needed support and went back time and again; we stood with them as they faced challenges and supported their decisions; we held their hands when they cried; and we went the extra mile to physically build an actual bridge connecting two villages and a school. We
(you, me, all of us) are all part of this process: gifts, time, prayers, actions and connections.

Reading this newsletter is part of building bridges and loving our neighboursso thank you for engaging.

Andy Mayo
Chief Exec: HoverAid Trust

Cyclone Enawo Report 2017

In the aftermath of Cyclone Enawo, HoverAid worked with the villages along the Rianila River that were decimated by flooding. We distributed 4.5 tonnes of rice and emergency food supplies for 200 families, 20 carpentery kits, 30 fishing kits and vegetable, seed and sweet potato plants for 200 families.

HoverAid also constructed a vital bridge and re-roofed the local school.

Thank you for your donations, prayers and words of encouragement. A special thanks to disaster relief NGO Wings Like Eagles who’s very early donation of £5000 enabled a rapid HoverAid response to the emergency.

Cyclone Enawo Update 6

Your donations are saving communities. Thank you.

We have begun distributing tools for a number of carpenters, so that the rebuilding of houses can begin. The tarpaulins we have distributed have been very well received: these villages are situated on the edge of the rain forest and it rains here most days.