My name is Lisa B. Lee, but my Malagasy friends call me Mama Leeza. When I was 60 years old, I joined the Peace Corps and served in Madagascar. Once my service ended, I decided to retire here. I’ve always been an animal lover, so starting to care for needy neighborhood dogs was easy. And when my dear friend, Olivia Raharimanana, told me about an orphanage, which was located right around the corner from my apartment, we made it our mission to improve the living conditions of the 17 children living there.
That’s how this whole thing started.