Zahana

Zahana in Madagascar is dedicated to participatory rural development, education, revitalization of traditional Malagasy medicine, reforestation, and sustainable agriculture. It is Zahana's philosophy that participatory development must be based on local needs and solutions proposed by local people. It means asking communities what they need and working with them collaboratively so they can achieve their goals. Each community's own needs are unique and require a tailor -made response
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
 
$14,590
$6,475
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
When we started this project the school was a dream. Creating an environment for learning, including training and paying the teachers makes 'having a school' an ongoing challenge for years to come for Zahana and the community. The community of Fiarenana had approached Zahana to help them build their school, because over 50 children aged 5-15 have no access to a school. In cooperation with the community the school was successfully built (see video above). project reportread updates from the field
A dedicated micro credit fund for rural Madagascar
 
$8,346
$11,654
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Creating a dedicated seed fund for micro-enterprise projects. Initiated and implemented by the villagers, with support from Zahana, it makes a huge difference overcoming the grip of object poverty. project reportread updates from the field
Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar
 
$18,143
$26,857
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Zahana wants to plant 10 trees for each woman, child and man in our villages. Based on community feedback, the villagers will actively work as re-foresters and caretakers on this ambitious goal: planting 15,000 trees over the next few years. Drawing on our gardeners' years of experience growing seedlings and planting trees successfully, it is time to scale up our efforts and plant a new forest. project reportread updates from the field
Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana
 
$19,608
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Using solar cookers in the village's school to prepare meals by and for the students. Introducing a new technology to the village via the children, reduces the need to chop down firewood trees. project reportread updates from the field
Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana
 
$10,065
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Zahana, a rural development NGO, has been approached by a new village (pop. 283) for help with malaria prevention, revitalizing a nursery, introducing new crops and getting safe drinking water. project reportread updates from the field
Send a student to secondary school for a $1 a day
 
$370
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Two students from Fiadanana successfully passed the CEPE exam in August and are eligible to attend secondary school. The only secondary school is over 2 hours walk from their village. (See Project reports CEPE.) Zahana will rent a house where the students can live, study and and cook their own meals during the week. It will cost a dollar a day for school fees, accommodation, food, and school supplies per child to attend secondary school away from home for one student for a year. project reportread updates from the field
Second student to secondary school for a $1 a day
 
$440
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Two students from Fiadanana successfully passed the CEPE exam in August and are eligible to attend secondary school. (See Project reports CEPE.) It will cost a dollar a day per the second student to cover school fees, accommodation, food, and school supplies to attend secondary school away from home for a school year. project reportread updates from the field
Help reward one man's reforestation efforts
 
$250
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Zahana will award 4 prizes for the most trees planted that survived in the first year of our reforestation project we launched in 2011. One woman and one man in each of our two villages will be chosen by the community and Zahana (with a visual inspection of the trees) in December 2012. This prize will be awarded to a man in Fiadanana who planted the most threes in and around her village. project reportread updates from the field
Help reward one woman's reforestation efforts
 
$250
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Zahana will award 4 prizes for the most trees planted that survived in the first year of our reforestation project we launched in 2011. This prize will be awarded to the woman in Fiadanana that planted the most trees in and around her village. project reportread updates from the field
Help reward one man's reforestation efforts
 
$250
$0
Raised
Remaining
by Zahana
Zahana will award a total of 4 prizes for the most trees planted that took root and grew well in the first year of our reforestation project launched in 2011. One man form the village of Fiadanana will be selected by the community in consultation with Zahana to receive this award. project reportread updates from the field

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