Akamasoa Even in Hell Flowers Can Bloom – Madagascar
It all started in the biggest garbage dump of Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.
Now, 25 years later, Father Pedro Opeka, an Argentinian priest from the Congregation of St Vincent de Paul and Nobel Prize nominee, has built 22 villages, given a job to thousands of destitute and given hope and dignity back to 20,000 of the poorest people on earth. His association, Akamasoa, runs schools, hospitals, feeds 10,000 children and has developed a sustainable model that can be replicated elsewhere. Our photojournalists, Julie André and Jacques Maudy followed him for four days. A 1500 words article and 20+ photo contact sheet with captions are available in English and in French.
Would you like to know more about this extraordinary man and his association Akamasoa? Please fill the contact form below.
Cet article et les légendes des photos sont aussi disponibles en Francais.
Text: Julie André
Photos: Julie André and Jacques Maudy
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