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2019 Annual General Meeting

The fourth annual general meeting of the Förderverein Kinderheim Maison des Anges Haiti association took place on Saturday, April 13, 2019. A lively group met in Muri to decide on a variety of issues, one of them being an amendment to the articles of association. The...

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More sun, less diesel

Generous financial support from Freiamt allowed 70 children at the Maison des Anges children's home in Haiti to be given a six-month course of medication, bringing the tuberculosis outbreak under control. For the next project, Miranda Bammert-Zahn and her team will be...

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Second volunteer en route to Haiti

Today, Cécile Piller is flying from Geneva, via Paris, to Haiti. As part of her social worker training, she will be completing a four-month internship at the Maison des Anges children’s home. We wish her a good flight, and hope that she has many rewarding experiences...

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Summer camp

Although Haiti is a peninsula, surrounded by ocean, most of the children at Maison des Anges have never seen the sea. For two weeks, we took them them out of the noisy, chaotic and humid capital to summer camp at Léogåne. In addition to seeing the ocean for the first...

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The Black Hole is being renovated

Cooking for 120 children, plus staff, on a daily basis, is a challenge. Over the years (and without an extractor hood), it leaves its mark. A generous donation has allowed us to tackle renovating the Black Hole, also known as the kitchen. While the work is being done,...

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Gladys Maximilien visits Switzerland

We had the pleasure of welcoming Gladys Maximilien, manager of the Maison des Anges children’s home, to Switzerland for a few days. We took her visit as an opportunity to organize a party in the woods with all of the families in Switzerland who have sponsored a...

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Medication to fight tuberculosis

Tuberculosis will continue to keep us busy for a while yet, as treatment lasts for at least six months in each case, and a new TB infection could still spread. That said, we believe that we have the disease under control for now. In addition to giving medication to...

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Lautana is back! Huge thanks for all of your hard work

Lautana has now completed her three months as the first volunteer at the Maison des Anges children's home. She returned last week on June 6. Exhausted from the noise and chaos of everyday life in Haiti, she was looking forward to coming home, although she also brings...

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Tuberculosis found in 8 of 12 children

Tuberculosis has been diagnosed in 8 of 12 children who received medical attention at Maison des Anges. All of the other 110 children, as well as the entire staff, must be examined as soon as possible. TB is a disease of the poor, claiming two million victims around...

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