HoverAid is a Christian, humanitarian charity, based in the UK and the Netherlands, and working in Madagascar. We use hovercraft, unique amphibious technology, to reach isolated communities, making it possible for aid organisations to work in areas that have been simply too difficult or too expensive to reach. Most aid organisations limit their work to areas where there are roads; very few use rivers at all.

It is a very simple concept – hovercraft can reach communities that other vehicles and boats cannot. Hovercraft can easily travel over mudflats, swamps, ice and rapids, and crucially, along waterways which are too shallow for ordinary boats.

Communities struggle and people die because of poor access. It is hard enough being amongst the majority of the poor on this planet without being overlooked when help is available, because your community is too difficult to reach.

Our job is to reach the unreachable.

Our Vision
“Recognising God’s image in each other, and in community, we seek to follow Jesus and afford everyone the freedom, dignity and opportunity to move from poverty to plenty.”
Our Mission
“Using hovercraft to establish connection with isolated communities and individuals that foster healthy growth.”

HoverAid could be said to have started in 1967, or 1991, or again in 2006! It has taken a long time to gain the commitment of our supporters, but they, like us, realise that hovercraft are sometimes the only vehicle able to reach isolated communities, and whilst those communities remain marginalised, HoverAid has an important role to play.

Meet some of HoverAid’s volunteers and staff in Madagascar, The UK and The Netherlands