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House of Giving Helps Transform Another Community.
Kevin Fuller founded the non-profit, Christian humanitarian aid organization Les Pecheurs International with a vision to help those less fortunate. Les Pecheurs is a French term when translated into English means “The Fisherman”. A profound name Kevin came up with inspired from the Bible teachings.
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Today Les Pecheurs is focused on Andriampamaky, a village located on the isolated island of Madagascar where he is creating a big and audacious plan to educate the community on how they can prosper and escape the “Poverty Trap”.
Andriampamaky has roughly 3,500 people and is located approximately two hours north of Antanannaviro, the capital city of Madagascar. This rural region has a twenty-mile radius with surrounded by ten other villages of similar size. The unfortunate thing is that the people living in these villages have no money, medical care, reliable public transportation and almost zero support from the government. The indigenous people mostly rely on highly contaminated surface water and create very limited financial means derived from rice crops grown in the valleys of the undulating lands.
75% of the population survives on less than $1.90 USD per day.
Until recently, the population of these villages gave birth to the new-born without any decent medical care. Thanks to Les Pecheurs they now have a functional medical center providing a historical service of the first-born babies to be born under proper medical care. However, there was one major challenge they faced to make the center “fully-functional”; clean water.
Kevin Fuller travels to Scottsdale, AZ to meet with Michael R. Ellison
Being that the village only had access to surface water, Kevin knew he needed to find a way to access clean water from the ground but had no experience in clean water drilling. So, he deiced to turn to a friend, Michael R. Ellison that had many years of experience in clean water drilling projects in Africa.
Kevin decided to make the long trip out to Arizona to visit with Michael and learn more. As a result, today we’re proud to report that the village of Ardiampamaky and the medical center now have access to clean drinking water thanks to the successful drilling project. The free and clean water is now changing people’s lives and lifting the spirits of the entire community. They have moved from surviving to thriving!
“The new well is a miraculous supply of water. Kevin and I have discussed water filtering of captured surface water and various attempts to get water to this village. I told him, if he could ever drill and find water, House of Giving would sponsor the project. Never did we imagine we could get water for the new medical center and the entire village. It is an amazing value for each and every dollar funded,” Michael R. Ellison.
We couldn’t have done it without your help!
Knowing Kevin had secured the resources to drill the water wells Michael wanted to follow through on his commitment he made and asked the board of directors to help raise funds for the project. With full support, the board got on board and we were able to raise over $25,000 USD for the project. Without help from the Ellison Family and ITBOs donating to House of Giving this would not have been possible. We are truly grateful to all of those who have donated to help those less fortunate and to have your support. We pray and hope you will be reciprocated with many blessings!
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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.Mathew 25:35 NIV Edition