Helping causes happiness

Dear friends and supporters,

A topic that always adds to the amusement of life in Madagascar is the Malagasy names.

They are very, very long and often they tell a story.

Names are also not gender specific; "Mamy" can be a boy or a girl, a adult or a child. There are hardly any names that are out of fashion.

There are also funny names, for example "Ronaldo".

It is a special challenge for our volunteers to understand who the mother and child are, whether it is a boy or a girl. You just have to ask or look it up.

There are funny moments when European names are used, like when a boy was born with us and given the name "Jessica". The mother could not be convinced that this is a girl's name, as this concept does not exist in the Malagasy language. After long talks, we gave up trying to convince her and are now calling the little boy Jess.

Greetings from the final summery Ambovo

Your Tanja

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