We're raising funds for
Medical Evacuations

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Our Story

We're hiking so that isolated people in medical emergencies don't have to!

As you know, we successfully completed our first Hike for Flight last year. Even having lost 4 toenails in the process it was a worthwhile experience. Some people lose more than just toenails, having to walk for days to reach their destination. This year we will be taking up the challenge once again. Summiting Mlambonja Pass in Lesotho, a 6 out of 10 in difficulty. We will trek for 4 days over 36kms, ascending to an altitude of 3000m. Last year we raised just over R40 000, this year we want to raise over and above R50 000 for medical flights that we do around the world. It would be great if you would consider sponsoring me through this challenge. We want to enable more flights like the one we did in Kenya in January (See story at the bottom of the page). Help us help those that need it most! Thank you for support and prayers over this time.

Feel the Burn

The MAF Hike for Flight traverses one of the most remote areas of the Drakensberg, showcasing the mountain’s sheer grandeur. Our 5-day round trip is graded extreme.

MAF's Work

MAF uses planes to transform the lives of the most isolated people in need.

MAF Medical Evacuation in Kenya

On the 23rd January 2018 a call came in that there was a woman in labour that needed to be evacuated in the remote Maasai mountain village of Olemilei. The name of the village, Olemilei, means escarpment in Maasai because of the large mountain that the village sits on. Olemilei is a small village with a population of only around 100 people with no roads due to its location on the edge of the escarpment.    The woman was brought to the airstrip on the back of a motorbike, clearly in pain and barely walking on her own. She had been in labour for the last two days and needed to be taken to the hospital at Loliondo. Many hands helped ease her into her seat on the plane and Elisha, a local evangelist MAF had brought from Malambo to preach that day, prayed with her before the plane took off. It was a short 15 minute flight to Loliondo. Without a plane, the only other way for her to reach the hospital would have been to walk or be carried for six hours down the mountain to Malambo and then if an available vehicle could be found there, drive over rough roads for another six hours or so to the hospital at Loliondo.   On the 5th February we got a report to say that she had given birth to a little girl and both are doing well. She named her Anna.

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This is just one example of a family that has received help from MAF. There are thousands of people that are served each year. In Papua New Guinea alone, 500 flights take off and land for medical evacuations each year.

Be part of something bigger and donate

We really appreciate you guys! Thank you for helping people in really difficult situations. If you would like to be added to our Holiday Raffle and stand the chance of winning a 7-night stay in a 4 or 6-sleeper self-catering chalet or cabana at Casa Barry Tofo, Mozambique worth R22, 981, donate more than R100, email me at fundraising@mafsa.co.za and we'll add you to the raffle!

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