Growing the Nations Therapy Programmes

Now that Josh and I no longer live in Madagascar, Distaff&Spindle has redirected the investment of profits to well organized non-profit organizations that focus their aid on the poorest of the poor. One of these is Growing the Nations Therapy Programmes. Anri-Louise is one of my dearest friends. She has done some pretty mind-blowingly amazing things in…

Manahoana from Madagascar!

Originally posted on write.what.you.see:
Dear Josh, It’s been just over a week that i’ve been back in Madagascar. There was a bit of a snaffu with Ethiopian Airways… or rather, it was partly my fault for not paying attention to the minute cues they sort of give as to when to board…

Shopping Trip, Winter Markets

  More New Stock and Upcoming Winter Market Schedule I am going back to Madagascar! I returned to the Great Red Island mid-October until the beginning of November for a 3-week stock-shopping and photo/video/story gathering trip. It was my hope to return with as many new pieces as i could cram into my luggage, to…

Artisan Profile: Alumada

There are a few shops on the side of the road selling aluminum products – pots, utensils, decoration items and jewelry – in our area of town. Most of these things come from Ambatolampy, a town along the road to Antsirabe, south of the capital Antananarivo. Josh, visiting one such vendor, discovered that the attelier (workshop) could…