We are a couple of American expats who have been posted in Antananarivo, Madagascar since 2017. One morning, we stumbled across a group of eight boys singing for small change on the street in the middle of town. The power of their voices stopped us in our tracks, as we were captivated by their music, enthusiasm, and pure joy. It was clear to us we were experiencing something extraordinary that needed to be shared with the world.
We have maintained a relationship with these boys for quite some time now and our respect for their talent has only increased. We have witnessed for ourselves how difficult their lives are and what little chance they have for a decent future. We know that without proper support, poverty could simply silence their voices.
To that end, we have established a donor-directed giving fund with the National Christian Foundation (NCF) to gather donations that will be used to provide housing and education, as well as to ensure the general welfare of these children. Specifically, they need proper nutrition, healthcare, clothing, and safer living conditions where they can receive educational services. The money raised here with your help will be distributed through charitable organizations operating in Madagascar with the administrative expertise and cultural knowledge to ensure the funds are used to build a real future for these children.