The Mission House has supported Le Triomphe Children's Centre since 2005, a vital part of the local community running as an orphanage for 102 children.
Through our unique Child Sponsorship Program The Mission House has been able to provide financial support for Le Triomphe's ongoing daily needs. Vital resources such as new shoes and clothing for the children and short-term field staff volunteers to help in the children’s home and annual summer camps are just some of the many ways The Mission House has supported the Le Triomphe orphanage.
A significant development project in terms of size and cost was the installation of a fresh water supply system. This involved acquiring land with a sustainable source of suitable spring water, building three 20,000 gallon concrete tanks, installing a solar powered pump (first of its kind in Madagascar) and all external and internal piping, excavating channels and installing drainage. In total, the resources needed to fulfil this project included:
Le Triomphe used to be totally dependent on outside help, but as part of the process of working towards self-sustainability, the orphanage acquired land at Marovoay. This land was rented from the government at first and has since been purchased with some parts already in production. The Mission House has been instrumental in providing some of the capital input to ensure the success of the project, especially through the provision of fertiliser. Today, the farm now produces rice which ensures the children in the orphanage receive substantially improved nutrition. The medium-term plan is to bring more land into production to produce surplus supplies to later be sold in to local markets to create a revenue stream to self-fund the orphanage and farm itself.