Our Founders and Directors
Hi, my name is Nancy Schuring. When I visited Madagascar I was so moved by the people that I came home with a burning desire to help. I hope you feel the same way after visiting this site.
Hi, my name is Jim Febig. I started visiting Madagascar in 2000. After I fell in love with the country and its unique culture I started looking for ways to help these beautiful people. I believe in the "teaching them to fish" approach. This website is dedicated to those that want to make a difference in the world.
Hi, my name is Debbie Swinney. I can't tell you how deeply I was moved on my trip to Madagascar. These people are amazing and deserve our help. Please check out our Foundation and join in helping our miners!
Hi, my name is Joe Portale. There are a lot of opportunities to help people in our world, but these beautiful Malagasy are especially deserving, in my opinion. Read on and help us help them. please!
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How It Began… During the summer of 2008, Nancy Schuring, Debbie Swinney, and Joe Portale traveled to distant Madagascar for an educational and gem-hunting experience. Our guide was Jim Fiebig, a Gemstone and Jewelry Industry expert. We encountered a fascinating … Continue reading