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.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Malaria is the main cause of disease and 75 mosquito nets will protect all beds in the village. Fiarenana, known for its fruit trees, had a successful three nursery years ago. Revitalizing the nursery, utilizing local expertise, will improve the availability of food and good nutrition, and create income producing seedlings and dried fruit to be sold throughout the region. Safe drinking water could be achieved by installing communal hand pump/s and the use of a solar water pasteurizer.
How will this project solve this problem?
Providing mosquito nets helps reduce malaria. Funding the nursery revival generates a sustainable income source.New crops encourages crop diversity and serves as a role model for other villages. A solar water pasteurizer makes it safe to drink.
Potential Long Term Impact
Fiarenana is ready to improve its situation and with its unique role of already growing and consuming fruits and other crops, is destined to become a model community that, leading by example, will become a mentor in village to village exchange.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,065
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10,065 . The original project funding goal was $9,900.