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Distribution starts for Papanow vi

Distribution starts!

For all those who have followed us on social media over the last few months… a new phase of our project is about to start: the distribution of washable sanitary towels!

In the new mission in Togo that will start in the next few days, we will begin the distribution starting from the schools where we have already been to explain the project. We’ll be leaving soon!!!

But what exactly is Papanow vi Togo?

Papanow vi Togo is an Aviat project that arose out of the need to combat menstrual precariousness by educating young Togolese women on the subject of intimate hygiene, helping them to normalise their menstruation and deal with it safely.

And for the more curious, know that ‘Papanwou vi’ means tampon in Ewé, one of the most widely spoken languages in Togo 🙂

Would you like to follow us more closely in this project? We invite you to discover our project page and continue to follow us on social media. On Instagram you can find us with @aviat.odv

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A new mission for Aviat: 29 August to 19 September

A new mission for Aviat: 29 August to 19 September

On 29 August, four AVIAT volunteers left for a new mission: Antonio Carusone, Claudio Rigoletti, Renza Martini and Valeria Guastoni. They will be joined on 7 September by Enrica Costantini, Silvia Dragoni and Romain Moulart.


They will carry out:

visits and free distribution of medicines in various villages in the North and near the capital.
They will do activities at the NDN orphanage in Notzé and especially in Atakpamé at the ‘Village of Joy’.

In spite of difficulties in obtaining permission to operate, which came as usual at the last moment, the work of the volunteers is proceeding according to schedule. There will also be an opportunity for institutional meetings with the local authorities to set up future projects.


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First activities

First activities

WHO MAKES YOU DO IT? …… 5-month-old baby weighing 2.5 kg, 7-month-old baby weighing 4.5 kg, 17-month-old baby weighing 7.5 kg. Severe malnutrition, only possible treatment with nasogastric tube. Never seen a doctor…….

BUT WHO MAKES YOU DO IT…..delivered 24 kg of powdered milk for children born prematurely and malnourished, milk that is not always available in Togo, but indispensable for the survival of these children. All this is also thanks to so many of you who support us in our initiatives. Children destined for an inauspicious outcome without this life-saving milk……Who MADE ME DO IT

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Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery

At 10 years of age you cannot remain blind

Cataract is an eye disease that causes opacification of the crystalline lens, which if not removed leads to blindness. In Africa, this disease often affects even very young children, who, if not operated on for this congenital cataract, are destined to remain blind… they cannot go to school, they cannot play… they cannot be children.

Thanks to the help of some donors, in addition to campaigning for free cataract surgeries for adults (100 surgeries in November 2022 and 100 surgeries in February 2022), reported children with congenital cataracts are periodically operated on. Already 6 have been operated on in the first months of 2022. For them, a more complex procedure is required: they have to be operated on under general anaesthesia at a specialised facility (hospital in Kpalimé or Afagnan).

So Amandine, Charlotte, Gogo, Albert, Gabriel and Egnovi can look forward to a less uphill life.

THANK YOU to Fabio, who for his 18th birthday gave up GIFTS and donated the money to those in need.

Together we decided to help some children with CONGENTIONAL CATARACT, who if not operated on are destined to go blind.

So here is 8-year-old Albert, who was operated on and will now be able to continue to ‘be a child’, play and go to school- Then there is Amandine, who will also be operated on in mid-September. THANK YOU

Charlotte will not go blind at 7 years old either. She has been operated on and can now LOOK at life with more serenity. Thank you to those who donated money for the operation. Along with her, three other children were operated on thanks to the help of friends of Sister Antoinette Profumo.


And finally Saga Gogo, 10 years old. Like Charlotte, Albert and many others will not go blind, thanks to the generosity of one person. Saga Gogo underwent congenital cataract surgery at the hospital in Afagnan.

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Christmas market

Christmas Market

Maurizia is already at work setting up our usual Christmas market.
All profits will go to our missions in Togo.


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