Alaya Foundation aims to alleviate poverty among communities affected by natural disasters, by providing the victims with life’s essential elements ; shelter, food, clean water, clothing, health care access, a gathering area, basic education as well as workshops to support their village’s needs. Alaya Foundation works in close collaboration with these communities around the world.
The idea of setting up the Alaya Foundation arises in 2014, during one of Martine Breuillaud’s trips in the foothills of the Himalayas. Alaya stands for “A home where one feels good”. On April 25, 2015, Martine was in Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. Impelled to come back to help her Nepalese friends, she formed the Alaya Foundation. Alaya officially became a charitable organization in 2016.
Registration Number in Canada: 80917 9922 RR0001
Registration Number in Quebec: NEQ 1171142848
Father Benoît Lacroix inspired the Alaya Foundation
The late Dominican Father Benoît Lacroix, who had just turned 100, inspired us to initiate the Alaya Foundation. His openness, generosity, interest in cultures and his will to unite people motivated us to continue.