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
Mar 26, 2013

Planting trees to celebrate Women's Day

Women planting trees Int. Women
Women planting trees Int. Women's Day

The reforestation efforts in both of our villages, still has widespread community support! As part of the celebration for International Women’s Day on March 8, 2013 a group tree planting has become an integral part of celebrations in the villages.

The fact that tree planting has become a tradition and is not just seen as a one-time Zahana inspired event, illustrates for us how successful this approach has been. In addition to tree planting by the women of the villages (as seen in the photos), they also had a parade and traditional dancers with drumming. In the village of Fiarenana the women’s soccer club played a soccer game.

Ihanta and Markus

Woman planting a tree
Woman planting a tree
Planting a tree
Planting a tree
Celebrating at the communal clean water system
Celebrating at the communal clean water system
Women
Women's soccer team
Girl Planting a tree for International Women
Girl Planting a tree for International Women's Day

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Mar 25, 2013

Final Report - kind of -

Women planting trees in rural village
Women planting trees in rural village

This is a short project update for our reforestation micro project. We had originally planned, in conjunction with the Christmas celebrations in the villages, to award one woman in each village, who successfully planted the most trees in their reforestation project.

After consultations with the women's groups in both villages, the women decided, that the success of the reforestation project could only be truly assessed after the rainy season. While most seedlings to this point had to be watered by hand, the deciding test of nature would be the impact of the rainy season. This year’s rainy season should be ending in May or early June, consequently they had requested that any awards be deferred until that time. We will submit an additional project report, hopefully with pictures, as soon as a final decision has been reached by the women’s groups and the community.

Thank you to all our donors who made this micro-project successful!

Ihanta and Markus

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Mar 25, 2013

Project Report

Women planting trees in Madagascar
Women planting trees in Madagascar

This is a short project update for our reforestation micro project. We had originally planned, in conjunction with the Christmas celebrations in the villages, to award one woman in each village, who successfully planted the most trees in their reforestation project.

After consultations with the women's groups in both villages, the women decided, that the success of the reforestation project could only be truly assessed after the rainy season. While most seedlings to this point had to be watered by hand, the deciding test of nature would be the impact of the rainy season. This year’s rainy season should be ending in May or early June, consequently they had requested that any awards be deferred until that time. We will submit an additional project report, hopefully with pictures, as soon as a final decision has been reached by the women’s groups and the community.

Thank you to all our donors who made this micro-project successful!

Ihanta and Markus

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