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Madagascar: Stories of Resilience

Sep 20, 2023 | 2023, Madagascar, Spotlights | 0 comments

Julien and Nanouh Connault are Bountiful’s country coordinators for Madagascar. Their picture above is with their daughter Aëla who is growing up quickly. See an updated picture and read their bios at the end of this post.

In the heart of Madagascar, where the rhythm of life flows amidst challenges, we find stories of strength and hope. Nadia, a loving mother of twins, faced a daunting dilemma—insufficient milk to nourish her precious babies. However, her determination led her to a screening event that changed the course of their lives. Their journey is just one among many we encounter, where your support is making a difference in the lives of those in need. Join us as we delve into these inspiring experiences…

Nirina with her big sister Lala in Madagascar

Nirina with her big sister Lala

Nirina and Lala
Bonding through Adversity In a world filled with uncertainty, the sisterly bond between Nirina and Lala shines as a beacon of resilience. They faced a tragic loss when their mother left this world when Nirina was just a year old. In the absence of their beloved matriarch, their grandmother, with a heart full of love but a meager supply of resources, struggled to provide for young Nirina. It was Lala, the protective big sister, who stepped in with unwavering dedication. Together, they embarked on a journey to a screening where the warmth of community support enveloped them and helped supply much-needed nutrition for little Nirina. 🌟

Nekena with his mother Francis in Madagascar

Nekena with his mother Francia

Francia’s Journey
Nurturing the Next Generation Meet Francia, who, at the tender age of 15, welcomed her bundle of joy, Nekena, into the world. However, amidst the joys of motherhood, she faced the daunting challenge of providing adequate nutrition for her precious newborn. Determined to give Nekena the best start in life, Francia sought assistance at a screening event dedicated to supporting nursing mothers in need. Your generosity and compassion have played a vital role in ensuring that Francia, and many others like her, receive the essential nutrients they need. 🌼

Nadia with babies in Madagascar

Nadia with her with her daughter
Fairy (left) and son Fandresena (right)

Nadia’s Journey, continued
Nourishing Hope for twins Nadia, a resilient mother living in the bustling city of Antananarivo, Madagascar, faced a heart-wrenching dilemma. Struggling to provide enough nourishment for her twins, Faniry and Fandresena, she found herself at a crossroads. With little Faniry and Fandresena, their tiny frames mirrored the enormity of the challenge before her. Nadia’s decision to attend a screening event was born out of sheer determination and love for her children. Today, their story unfolds as a testament to the power of support and compassion. Faniry and Fandresena are taking their first tentative steps at just seven months old, their giggles filling the air with joy. Your unwavering support has provided these twins with the much-needed nutrition that is shaping their bright future. ❤️

Julien and Nanouh Connault Madagascar country coordinators for Bountiful

Julien and Nanouh Connault with their daugher Aëla

Julien and Nanouh Conault, Country Coordinators
Julien and Nanouh have been married for 7 years. They got engaged 3 weeks after we met. Their daughter Aëla is now 5 years old. Julien is from France and was a wood carpenter for 6 years before serving an LDS mission in Madagascar. He then decided to go back to Madagascar to do humanitarian work. He also does website development on the side. Nanouh was a photogrammetrist. After she gave birth to her daughter, she decided to work with Julien on humanitarian endeavors. She is a talented seamstress and she plays piano as well. They both like to sing in choirs and play board games.

Together, we are empowering young mothers to nourish the next generation and create a brighter future for their children. Thank you for being a part of this inspiring journey.

Thank you for helping malnourished children in Madagascar


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