The humanitarian association Akamasoa was set up in 1989 by Father Pedro to help the poor in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Its aim was to bring these people out from the inhuman places where they lived, so that they could enjoy a humane and dignified existence, by offering them a roof over their heads, a job, an education as well as access to healthcare.
The goal was to help poor communities to build structures, such as schools, workplaces, clinics, in which they could rebuild their lives and provide for their children’s future. In its 26 years of existence, Akamasoa has helped 500,000 people in Madagascar. 3,000 houses have been built and 25,000 people live in reconstructed villages. Each village boasts schools, a clinic and workplaces for adults.“Our aim: help poor communities to build structures in which they could rebuild their lives and provide for their children’s future.”