Caroline Thomas first came to Madagascar in 2006 while working as a midwife when she joined YWAM (Youth With A Mission) to help set up a clinic in the bush of Madagascar. After delivering many beautiful Malagasy babies and falling in love with Madagascar, she returned to the UK until she attended Harvest School of Missions in Mozambique in 2008. It was here that God called Caroline back to Madagascar, and into her destiny caring for orphaned and abandoned children, when he gave her a vision of babies being thrown away in rubbish skips and dying in Madagascar, but with the promise that He would transform their lives.
She returned to Madagascar directly following mission school and found that it was true that babies were being abandoned and thrown away in piles of rubbish, and made plans to return to Madagascar long-term and pioneer Iris Madagascar’s first base in the capital city of Antananarivo. In 2010, Iris Madagascar was birthed with a heart to take in every abandoned and unwanted child in Madagascar, and seeing God heal, restore, and transform them in a loving family. Since pioneering Iris Madagascar, she has continued to serve as the Director of the base and “Mama Caroline” to a big, happy family of 146 children, over 110 national staff, 5 missionaries, and many people in the community. She is now also has three Malagasy children of her own, Andry, Esti, and Jeremy, of whom she has legal guardianship.
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